As I drive down Lakeshore Drive in Birmingham this week it is as if every living thing is in bloom. What appeared dead and dull and bare last week is now shooting forth leaves and blooms this week. The changing of winter to spring has always been my favorite time of the year because there’s … Continue reading Winter is gone. Spring has come.
"When he was at table with them, he took the bread and blessed and broke it and gave it to them. And their eyes were opened, and they recognized him." Luke 24:30-31 Read Luke 24:13-49. Just about all of us have heard or said the saying, "I'll believe it when I see it!" When a president … Continue reading Table #5: And they recognized him
"This is my body, which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me." Luke 22:19 Read Luke 22:14-23. What is the greatest sacrifice someone has made for you? If you had to list your top 5 greatest acts of love shown to you by someone else, what would they be? As you think … Continue reading Table #4: Do this in remembrance of me
If you've been following along the Come and Dine devotional series, you'll notice no new post today. Originally when I planned this series, I put down the calling of Zacchaeus for today's table devotional. However, I discovered yesterday there's no real table/dining event in this story! Even teachers of Scripture make mistakes. 🙂 Tomorrow we … Continue reading #ComeDine
"And they all ate and were satisfied. And what was left over was picked up, twelve baskets of broken pieces." Read Luke 9:10-17. I imagine you are by yourself somewhere reading today's devotional. There's no one but you, God and the words on this page. So let's get reflective and honest for a moment. It's … Continue reading Table #3: Where is your faith?
"Therefore I tell you, her sins, which are many are forgiven -- for she loved much. But he who is forgiven little, loves little." Read Luke 7:36-50. Have you ever had an unwanted, uninvited or unexpected house guest? To be honest, the first thing that came to mind was the scene from National Lampoon's Christmas … Continue reading Table #2: The uninvited guest
"And Levi made him a great feast in his house, and there was a large company of tax collectors and others reclining at table with them." Luke 5:29 Read Luke 5:27-32. What type of person or what group of people would make you feel real uncomfortable to share a meal with? Think about this for … Continue reading Table #1: Dining with sinners