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We have been invited to a beautiful feast laid outside in a beautiful setting. There is a guarantee that it won’t rain because the One who has provided this meal is in control of the weather. Only the best and freshest food is there. Tables are set for us to enjoy our meal as we enjoy eating with others. The meal is buffet style with someone serving our drinks…and refreshing them. There are no mosquitos. The weather is perfect.

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We sit in this majestic setting enjoying the breathtaking scenery as we visit with friends and get to know new ones. All the while, we watch the sunset as the sun goes behind the mountains and there is a beautiful array of red, orange and gold stretched across the sky. stop

This is not just an invitation for one evening. It is an invitation for a lifetime and our host is Jesus. He has invited us to commune with Him and be part of His family. No, we aren’t all related by blood, but we have all been bought with the same price…His precious blood.

Can we picture ourselves in this setting as we meet together each week to worship with our brothers and sisters in Christ? As we interact during the week in Bible studies, on projects, in the halls of the church building? If we can’t get along and enjoy each other with the deep connections we have, what will the world see about us that it will want or need?

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
     He makes me lie down in green pastures.
He leads me beside still waters.
     He restores my soul.
He leads me in paths of righteousness
    for his name’s sake.

 Even though I walk through
the valley of the shadow of death,

    I will fear no evil,
for you are with me;
    your rod and your staff,
    they comfort me.

You prepare a table before me
    in the presence of my enemies;
you anoint my head with oil;
    my cup overflows.
 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me
    all the days of my life,
and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever.

Psalm 23:1-6

**I’m taking a pause for Five Minute Friday today. Our word is “invite,” It does relate but isn’t technically part of our 31 day series. Tomorrow I’ll go back to 31 DAYS OF CARETAKING: ONE DAY AT A TIME.