This past Sunday at church a young girl made a random comment to me that I can't get out of my head. "I read your blog". That was it. Nothing profound. But it has stirred in my soul ever since. Is my blog worth reading? Do I offer something to chew on or just fill more web space with hot-air? I want this blog to be food for thought and something that makes people hungry for more of God.
Tonight I kept thinking about how many people aren't digging into the Word of God and we think they are disinterested. I'm not so sure. I think they have just gotten used to 'fast food' and have never been invited to the fine dining at the Master's table. The few times I have gone to a fancy restaurant there was a little fear that I would totally blow it and use the wrong fork or the wrong plate or knock over my glass of water and make a fool of myself. Fine dining also costs money. Fine dining would mean that I would need to sacrifice something else in my life to enjoy a fabulous, exquisitely prepared dinner. I can remember every detail of the last fine dining meal I had. I can't tell you anything about the last drive-thru I went through.
If I go someplace fancy to eat, I want to go with someone who will show me the way and not leave me feeling like a fool for not knowing what to say or do. I have to wonder if that isn't the case with Christians - particularly new believers or people who are younger. It isn't that they aren't hungry. They are just waiting for someone who has already experienced the fine dining to take the time to show them how amazing God's Word is. You know to show them how to savor it and take it all in. Someone to show them how to use the utensils to cut the Word apart and get the most out of it. Fine dining with the Master will cost us something. It will cost us time to start with. If we are really dining with the Master, it will keep costing us something because He will keep inviting us back and take us to places we never expected to go. Dining with Jesus is an experience we will never forget. It is worth the cost.
Jesus has already prepared the table. I just need to invite someone to dinner.