“On this mountain the Lord Almighty will prepare a feast of rich food for all peoples, a banquet of aged wine--the best of meats and the finest of wines.,” (Isaiah 25:6 NIV)
Since I will be on vacation next week, I thought I would focus this blog on the First Reading for October 15. And I love commenting on this verse, a favorite of mine, with the words “best of meats and the finest of wines”. All a part of the feast that Isaiah is referring to.
I love a good steak, or a thick pork chop, and of course: bacon! Especially when the steak or pork chop are grilled to perfection on a grill, and the bacon is thick!
But here’s the best part of this word picture: The Lord is the one preparing and serving this feast! I mean, I pride myself in knowing how to grill a fine ribeye or inch thick pork chop, or fry that delicious bacon.
But I will gladly step aside and allow my Lord to do all of this in absolutely the best way possible! For the Creator and Lord certainly knows how to do all things right and well.
(even though I most appreciate my steak prepared only medium rare, but I am sure the Lord knows that 🙂
So when is the Lord doing all of this for us (preparing and serving a feast to us)? The obvious answer is in heaven. Except the Scriptures tell us that even now we have eternal life (John 6:47). For the Lord of the Kingdom is right now with you, dwelling within you, leading you and blessing you all through life. So enjoy the feast every day!
And if my Lord and Savior does all of this for me, how does this impact how I treat others? Surely I too can love and serve one another, gladly in response to God’s abundant grace and love for all of us.
I don’t know about you, but I’m getting hungry! So let’s enjoy together the feast of the Lord!