Mickey McNeill, a dear friend and member at FBC Chatsworth, recently took a trip to Israel with a number of our members and those from a sister church in our area, Holly Creek Baptist. Mickey shared with me the constant plea of vendors located along the cramped and busy streets crying for you to come to their table and purchase their goods.
In the midst of the marketplace, Isaiah presents God at His table among the vendors of this world. Isaiah 55.1-3 says, “Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he that hath no money; come ye, buy, and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price. Wherefore do ye spend money for that which is not bread? and your labour for that which satisfieth not? hearken diligently unto me, and eat ye that which is good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness. Incline your ear, and come unto me: hear, and your soul shall live; …”
It is a table filled with forgiveness and grace, joy and peace, a love that is unconditional and unending, and a Friend who laid down His life that we can enjoy all the table has to offer without price.
Hallelujah, what a Savior! Hallelujah, what a Friend!