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Connection, Brokenness and Blessing

June 11, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
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I was out early in the morning for a walk the other day. Listening to music during my walk I heard two songs by two different artists use similar lines- “there is always a place at the table”.
Table…there will always be a place. Immediately, I reflected on Bible passages placing Jesus at the table. Communion took place at the table where Jesus lead His disciples in observance. A table can be a place of accommodation where we often can squeeze room for another person or a few more people. We also find connection, brokenness, and blessing(s) at the table.
The Lord doesn’t call the equipped; He equips the called.
Volunteering with an outreach program addressing social poverty among the marginalized and homeless. I find the table taking on greater importance for at the table is where I a broken sinner can connect with other broken sinners. And at the table, I can offer them connection, a place of belonging without conditions.
“One of the principal rules of religion is, to lose no occasion of serving God. And, since he is invisible to our eyes, we are to serve him in our neighbor; which he receives as if done to himself in person, standing visibly before us.” John Wesley
Blessings are also something experienced at the table. God made each one of us with unique talents, personalities and skill sets. When we asked Jesus into our lives, he gifted us a spiritual gift(s). We get the most joy and make the biggest difference in the world when we use our God-given attributes. It is a blessing for those we serve and blessing for us who serve. Jesus himself served.
For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” (Mark 10:45 ESV)


Jim Estok
Purveyor of Light through Life lived & shared and through photography



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