Scripture Nugget 2.3.2017
Scripture Read Isaiah 23-28
Nugget Isaiah 25:6-10
“On this mountain the LORD of hosts will make for all peoples a feast of rich food, a feast of well-aged wines of rich food filled with marrow, of well-aged wines strained clear. And he will destroy on this mountain the shroud that is cast over all people, the sheet that is spread of all nations; he will swallow up death forever. Then the Lord GOD will wipe away the tears from all faces, and the disgrace of his people he will take away from all the earth, for the LORD has spoken. It will be said on that day, Lo, this is our God; we have waited for him, so that he might save us. This is the LORD for whom we have waited; let us be glad and rejoice in his salvation. For the hand of the LORD will rest on this mountain.”
Devotional thought: This is the day the Lord has made. Let us rejoice, be thankful and receive the grace God offers. In the place and time of his choosing God offers to humanity the opportunity to feast at the banquet table. The invitation is God’s to offer and ours to respond to. While there is a place at the table for all, remarkably there will be those who refuse to attend. Jesus tells us this story in Matthew 22:1-14. God invites us to participate in an eternal life giving meal, why do we refuse, why do we choose to be on a diet and miss out on the feast. Jesus rolled the rock away, unsealing the tomb, defeating death forever, then invites to the table all who recognize the need of grace in their lives, yet many do respond. How tragic. Keep telling your story of feasting at the Lord’s table, encourage others to join you. That’s part of being and making disciples.