Thursday, November 24, 2016

Thanksgiving Foretaste

First, happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.  May you find time to recall how your Lord has blessed you this past year.

Second, something to think about:

We often hear of the Lord's Supper as a "foretaste of the feast to come."  Which it is; it is a foretaste of the feast we will enjoy with our Lord in the new heavens and new earth He has promised.

But something can also be said for your Thanksgiving dinner this evening.  It is also a foretaste of the feast to come.  Not in the same manner as the Lord's Supper.  No forgiveness or eternal life or strengthening of faith is offered through turkey and dressing and such.  But you can think of it as a foretaste.

From Isaiah 25:

On this mountain the Lord of hosts will make for all peoples
    a feast of rich food, a feast of well-aged wine,
    of rich food full of marrow, of aged wine well refined.
And he will swallow up on this mountain
    the covering that is cast over all peoples,
    the veil that is spread over all nations.
    He will swallow up death forever;
and the Lord God will wipe away tears from all faces,
    and the reproach of his people he will take away from all the earth,
    for the Lord has spoken.
It will be said on that day,
    “Behold, this is our God; we have waited for him, that he might save us.
    This is the Lord; we have waited for him;
    let us be glad and rejoice in his salvation.”

Isaiah was seeing into that day when our Lord returns - when He will swallow up death forever on the Day of Resurrection.  He was seeing God's people gathered together for an amazing feast of thanksgiving for what their God has done for them.

Hopefully, you will be gathered together with those you love - a gathering of God's people.
Hopefully, you will be feasting on rich food and drinking well-aged wine (I recommend it 😁)
Hopefully, you will remember that your God has saved you through His Son, our Lord Jesus Christ.
Hopefully, you will be glad and rejoice in His salvation.

Make this meal today a foretaste - just a taste, just a glimpse - of the one that will come.

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