Come to the Table
ďCOME TO THE TABLE!ĒSubmitted by: ClassiclyAmber
From Psalm 128
ďCome to the table, supperís ready to eat.Ē
All the children come running to find their seat,
At the head of the table father takes his place
And with all gathered round he says the grace.
Heís planned to be home from his busy work,
From his place at the table he will not shirk,
He affirms his commitment to his family and wife
And his presence at the table diminishes strife.
Mother has taken time to prepare the meal,
Full of nutrition, not a pre-packaged deal,
She delights to cook for her growing brood,
She knows itís a sacred task to prepare their food.
The table looks inviting Ė a clean tablecloth too,
The plates nicely set, perhaps a candle or two.
The children get involved and do their part
To make the table look creative and very smart.
What joy to be together at the end of the day,
To laugh, and communicate, and each have a say,
To share the dayís happenings with one another
And tell what theyíve learned to father and mother.
The plates are now empty, tummies full to the top!
Is it time to leave the table? No! Stop, stop!
Weíve fed only the body and the soul so far,
The best partís to come and itís not out of a jar.
Itís time for devotions; we must feed the spirit,
Of the blessing from this, there is no limit.
Father opens the Bible and to his family he reads
Sowing into their hearts Godís eternal seeds.
Now itís time to pray, each one takes a turn,
They pray for needs as Godís will they discern,
They give thanks for blessings with a grateful heart
And develop a spirit of gratitude right from the start.
Godís blessing is on this family we know
As around the table their ďolive plantsĒ grow
Godís smile is upon them as they follow His way
And establish this principle for now and alway.