Extending your Table

Tomorrow many people will add leafs to their tables so that they can seat a greater number than usual.  Tablecloths are spread, the ‘good’ dishes are used and there are multiple forks and spoons and glasses at each place setting.  All is set, the house filled with luscious aromas as family and friends arrive.  We sit at table, ready to feast, but first…..we give thanks.

And we remember…..

while your table is filled with food, some aren’t

while you enjoy the fellowship of others, some are alone

while you walk to the table, some can’t

while you extend your table, some have empty chairs this year

We give thanks, as we should, but we also remember.  We lift all of our brothers and sisters up to the Lord and we ask for his blessings upon them.  And as we bow our heads in prayer we know that God hears our prayers and is grateful to us for remembering others on this very special day.  We are one body.

10 thoughts on “Extending your Table

  1. You know Andie … in my travels through Blogland I got to meet many virtual people; who of course, are real people in real life!

    In the short time I have known you I got to admire and respect you.

    Thank you for your straight-talking Blog; and for teaching us to stop and think!

    We don’t celebrate Thanksgiving here in the UK. But I wish you and yours a blessed and happy time.

    God bless.

    1. Victor, that means so much to me. I very much like your blog. Your posts are a wonderful mix of wisdom and humor. Thank you for visiting mine…I look forward to more dialogue with you.

  2. Thank you for this gentle reminder. One of the hardest things for me during the holidays is to instill an awareness of the least of these in my boys hearts. We are so blessed–such abundance.

    Blessings to you, Andie, and happy holidays.

    1. I know exactly what you mean Laura. I’m sure that your boys will gain this awareness by listening and watching your wonderful example. We must keep talking to our children. Even though it doesn’t seem like this is true (especially with teens), but studies show that parental influence is still the stongest. Thanks for your comments.

  3. Hi Andie,

    Yes, we are to be thankful and remember those who aren’t as fortunate. Thanks for stopping by both of my blogs. And I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday!

    Blessings,
    Judy

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