The Third Annual Thanksgiving Meal at Brooklyn Springs Elementary is quickly approaching. This event is near to my heart because it is the only one we do that has such an intimate, family-feel to it. Well, as intimate as you can get with 200 of your neighbors in a cafeteria.
But this meal is geared at much more than good food and great music. This meal is meant to point people to Christ through fellowship. We will come together around the table, all sinners-some redeemed, some not-and will share stories with one another.
Some stories will be shared in Spanish, some in English, and some in between giggles in kiddo language.
Some stories will be shared with tears as folks open their hearts and become vulnerable with one another.
Some stories will be shared about the upcoming football games and plans for a grand meal with family the next day while others share of family strife and issues that can’t seem to be forgotten.
Some stories will be shared from the lips of Believers who wish nothing more than to see the person sitting across from them come to believe in Jesus.
All of the food and plates and drinks are taken care of. All of the music will be beautiful and the preaching will be on-point. All of the servers will arrive and the buses will pick-up.
Let us pray that all of the hearts will be ready and all of the minds will be opened. Let us join in prayer that all of the sins will be admitted and then washed away–all of them.
This Thanksgiving we are giving thanks for the big things God is going to do in a small cafeteria. May it be His will that lives are surrendered around the dinner table.
“Blessed is the one who will eat at the feast in the kingdom of God.”