I’m testing the waters again, for the following is a page from my proposed book: Journey with Bunyan’s Pilgrim. I need your comments here or on my Facebook page.
‟All their talk at the Table was about the Lord of the Hill” (p. 53).
‟Jesus and his apostles reclined at the table. And he said to them, ‛I have eagerly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer’” (Luke 22:14-15).
Pilgrim’s supper time at the house Beautiful resembles the Last Supper and Holy Communion. Their feast proved to be secondary to their conversation about the Lord. Charity posed a penetrating question to Pilgrim about his family and why they did not accompany him. Christian’s explanation was fraught with passion for the souls of his family. He wept. Because Christian did warn and invite his family to join him, Charity assured him that he will not be held accountable for their sin (a reference to Ezekiel 3:19).
They continued to lift up Jesus and how His death released the power of death over us. When we partake of Holy Communion we celebrate our Lord’s death, remembering His perfect and sufficient sacrifice for the sins of the whole world, for you, for me.
Takeaway: When our friend from Germany comes to visit, she anticipates what she calls ‟table talk.” Usually over cups of tea, we gather at the kitchen table, and she gets to ask my husband and me anything she’s been pondering. Her questions are always biblically based, either about a puzzling passage of Scripture, a relationship, or a situation at her university. This Q & A time reveals what’s been on her mind and how dedicated she is to knowing the truth.
Your Turn: How does the Last Supper connect with the time that two disciples watched Jesus break bread in the village of Emmaus (Luke 24:30-32)? ____________________________