"Day by day continuing with one mind in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house,
they were taking their meals together with gladness and sincerity of heart…" Acts 2:46 (NASB)
The King of King invites us to sit at His table and feast. He dines with us, talks with us, fellowships with us. His table is not stiff or stuffy but warm and inviting. Fellowship is sweet and conversation is encouraging as hearts overflow with thanksgiving. This picture of Heaven is what we seek to capture each year at our annual Thanksgiving Feast. It is a gathering of all ages and a celebration of our King.
Fellowship and feasting as a family are defining features of the Christian life. In a world that is increasingly busy and distracted this annual feast provides a moment to enjoy one another, savor good food, and tell stories. President Lincoln proclaimed Thanksgiving as an annual national holiday. During the most painful war on American soil, Americans rested, feasted, and fellow-shipped. Though we are not at war, we can all benefit from taking time away from our busy lives to invest in one another. Each of us has a story to tell, how we came to Covenant, how our kids are growing, how we’re growing with them. In each of these stories, God has been actively demonstrating His kindness, His faithfulness. As we share, we encourage one another and build each other up. This is pleasing to our King.
After we eat, our students share poems, songs and speeches. Words have power to inspire and connect. We sing together and we dance The Virginia Reel in our houses. If this sounds like a day from a story book it is: it’s Covenant’s story and you are invited to be part of it! Let’s feast on thankfulness. As in all things, we’re better together.
"O give thanks to the LORD, for He is good;
For His loving kindness is everlasting."
1 Chronicles 16:34
Posted on Wed, November 12, 2014
by Leslie Collins filed under