‘When he was at the table with them, he took bread, gave thanks, broke it and began to give it to them.’ Luke 24:30
Our youngest son is in college.
The school is only 86 miles away but with traffic, it can be quite a drive so he only comes home on the weekends.
I was talking to him the other day and he asked if anyone was coming over for dinner on the weekend and we already had plans for some families to come over and eat and play games.
He wasn’t really complaining because he knew that was usual for us but he said, ‘ Would it be possible for you guys not to have someone over for dinner one weekend?’
Jesus knew the importance of sitting down to eat with others.
He knew the fellowship that could be had and the connections that could be made while sharing a meal.
It is important for our family, as Christians, to make connections with people.
Only through those connections can we introduce them to the love of God and salvation in Christ.
Many times we have had people into our home for dinner and learned about the struggles they are having in their lives and we are able to pray with them.
Just laughing together over a good meal bonds you and develops friendships between other Christians.
While sharing a meal with the two disciples, in the verse above, Jesus revealed himself to them as the risen Messiah.
It can be the same today.
Don’t be afraid to invite people into your home for dinner and just start sharing and talking and Jesus will reveal himself, not just to them, but also to you.
Jesus used meals many times in his ministry as a teaching time and a time to fellowship with his friends.
I did tell my son that I would try not to have someone over every weekend that he came home but I know he has seen the importance of fellowship and understands why we do it.
Step out of your comfort zone and break bread with someone.
Invite them to your table and see what Jesus will reveal.
Dear God, help me to step out of my comfort zone and invite someone to share a meal.
Reveal yourself not only to them but also to me and we share food together and learn more about each other.