Come to the Table

But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

(Romans 5:8)

Every year, our family hosts Christmas and Easter lunch at our house. So last Easter, my mother invited everyone to come, including someone who had caused the family a lot of pain. The person didn’t end up coming maybe because they felt shame and guilt. However, my mother’s actions reminded me of the true spirit of Easter. It’s all about forgiveness and love.

See, Christ died for us “while we were still sinners,” not while we were trying to make things right with God. Christ’s death is a demonstration of God’s great love for us. God knew we could never make things right anyway, so He sent His Son to do that for us.

There’s a beautiful song called “Come to the Table” by Sidewalk Prophets. It’s an invitation to come to the Saviour’s table, regardless of who you are and where you are in life:

Just come to the table
Come join the sinners, you have been redeemed
Take your place beside the Savior now
Sit down and be set free
Come to the table
Just come to the table

To the thief, to the doubter
To the hero and the coward
To the prisoner and the soldier
To the young, to the older
All who hunger, all who thirst
All the last, all the first
All the paupers and the princes
All who fail you’ve been forgiven
All who dream, all who suffer
All who loved and lost another
All the chained, all the free
All who follow, all who lead
Anyone who’s been let down
All the lost you have been found
All who’ve been labeled right or wrong
Everyone who hears this song
Just come, come to the table

Don’t let shame and guilt keep you from coming to the table. He welcomes all who come.

Published by risingwiththeson

Farah obtained her Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree (with a double major in English and Religious Studies) from the University of Toronto, where she also completed her Bachelor of Education (OISE). While she enjoys teaching, writing gives Farah equal pleasure. She began to exercise this passion with the publication of "Rising with the Son," her daily devotional blog. It is designed to help strengthen the faith of her readers in Jesus. Through her writing, it is Farah's wish to inspire others and help them develop a closer relationship with God and His Son, Jesus Christ.

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