Monday, January 27, 2014

The Greatest Dinner

My family spent Thanksgiving in New York City.  

Being a family of traditions, finding just the perfect place to celebrate our Thanksgiving dinner was of prime importance.  In the end, our son came up with the perfect recommendation and we were so glad he did.

Churrascaria Plataforma is an incredible restaurant.  I could go on and on about the varied delicacies of the salad bar, the tasty little biscuits with cheese hidden inside, but at this restaurant the main thing is the meat.  

Once you are ready, you turn over a disc to signal the servers to attend you.  One by one they come by with meat on large skewers.  If you desire, they will carve off as much as you want of more cuts of meat than I can remember.  I know I had lamb chops, leg of lamb, filet mignon, flank steak, ribeye, prime rib, roast turkey and who knows what else.  The servers come until you signal them to stop. Then to top it all off, for dessert we had the most delicious creme brulee I have ever put in my mouth.

Even two months later, our family still talks excitedly about this one dinner.  It was an amazing meal and a wonderful memory.

As wonderful as this celebratory family meal was, there is another "family" meal coming in the future for Christians:

Revelation 19:7-9
"Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to Him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and His wife hath made herself ready. And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints. And he saith unto me, Write, Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb. And he saith unto me, These are the true sayings of God."

One day we shall all sit together for the marriage supper of the Lamb.  What a glorious family dinner that will be!  The Lord will gird Himself, much as He did in the last meal He shared with His disciples, and serve us.  It reminds me of the last verse of this old hymn. . .

Brethren We Have Met to Worship (Holy Manna)

by George Atkins

Let us love our God supremely, let us love each other, too;

Let us love and pray for sinners, till our God makes all things new.
Then He’ll call us home to Heaven, at His table we’ll sit down;

Christ will gird Himself and serve us with sweet manna all around. 

Luke 12:37
"Blessed are those servants, whom the Lord when He cometh shall find watching; verily I say unto you, that He shall gird Himself, and make them to sit down to meat, and will come forth and serve them."

We have so very much to look forward to!

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