The Banquet

Do you have a crumby relationship with Jesus? If so you are not alone. The more we think about this, we believe most people have a crumby relationship with God.

Not that having a crumby relationship with God is His fault. No, we are quite sure the responsibility for this lay with us. Ever since God ejected Adam from Eden, we have not had a relationship with God either of us would like. We are distant, estranged, separated from Him. God wanted us back in relationship. He had a plan.

Trail of crumbs

God prepared a banquet in heaven for His Beloved Son and His Bride; expecting a grand reunion one day. A beautiful banquet of love, truth and faithfulness for us and Jesus. But how will people know a feast awaits them? Simple. The Father took the crumbs from His table and scattered them across the globe and throughout history. God was giving us a trail to follow; a trail of crumbs.

The ancients gathered these clues together into one book we call the Bible. In this wonderful book, we can see all the crumbs leading people to one destination, Jesus. Those who ate the crumbs began to grow into the likeness of Jesus. Their testimonies became crumbs for others.

The Bible, testimonies of faith, beautiful as they are, are still just crumbs. They are not the banquet that awaits, only clues and shadows of the goodness beyond. The Father call us to eat these crumbs, following the trail to the destination, Jesus. This journey takes patient endurance, but the crumbs provide sustenance as we travel. As we follow God He leads us ever onward to enjoy the fullness of Himself and restore what Adam lost.

And He answered, It is not right (proper, becoming, or fair) to take the children’s bread and throw it to the little dogs. She said, Yes, Lord, yet even the little pups (little whelps) eat the crumbs that fall from their [young] masters’ table. Then Jesus answered her, O woman, great is your faith! Matthew 15:26-28 AMPC

It is our lot to have a crumby relationship with Jesus. This will only last a time. If we are faithful to follow the trail, it will lead to a banquet where we can feast on the goodness that is Jesus. Without restriction. No more crumbs. Until then enjoy your bit of manna for this day.

Blessings,

Homer and Wanda

6 thoughts on “The Banquet

  1. I’ve never considered how many times “crumbs” are mentioned in the Bible! This was such a great post, Homer. Thinking about how we need to keep tasting the crumbs and seeking Jesus diligently on this side of heaven, it’s a daily decision. But when we get to the banquet, the wedding feast of the Lamb, that will be truly amazing!

    • Thank you Jeanne. So glad we got the comments working again! 😉 When Jesus showed me this little play on words I was happily taken aback. There is such joy and delight in Him when we partake of these precious treasures others so willingly discard. May your day shine bright with the Lord!

  2. True👍 It’s from these crumbs that He gives us a bigger picture of what He is preparing for us ahead!

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