Come to the table

 

Isaiah 55:1-3

“Come, everyone who thirsts,
    come to the waters;
and he who has no money,
    come, buy and eat!
Come, buy wine and milk
    without money and without price.
Why do you spend your money for that which is not bread,
    and your labor for that which does not satisfy?
Listen diligently to me, and eat what is good,
    and delight yourselves in rich food.
Incline your ear, and come to me;
    hear, that your soul may live;
and I will make with you an everlasting covenant,
    my steadfast, sure love for David.

I came across the above scripture in Bible study last week, and it has stuck with me ever since. Why do I labor for that which does not satisfy? Why do I pursue trivial things? Why do I run after so many foolish things, instead of running to Jesus? I want comfort and peace. I try to find it in my own strength, instead of remembering that peace is a Person, and that person is Jesus. I want appreciation, but I need to remember that El Roi sees me, and that is enough. I need to stop all of my chasing after meaningless things, and seek Him whole-heartedly. I need to remember that in Him and Him alone, I will find rest. I am so thankful that He bids me to come as I am. I don’t have to be all cleaned up. I don’t have to have it all together. He is waiting for me to come to the table.

 

 

Come to the table

 

Kristin Hill Taylor - Porch Stories

 

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