Growing up in a Mennonite home I early understood the importance of the table.
Fellowship happened around the table -- not only for the family but also for every guest that entered the home.
Guests were never invited to a table that was not covered with a beautiful cloth and china dishes.
It is amazing to me that my mother-in-law fleeing Ukraine in WWII with three young children, losing most everything she owned, managed to keep with her a table cloth that belonged to her mother and grandmother.
She gave me that tablecloth shortly before she died.
(You see it in the photo.)
Throughout the Bible the ‘table’ and its importance is often referred to.
We have Abraham’s offering of food to his divine guests.
We have Jesus’ many references to food/feasts in His parables.
We have the first believers meeting daily to share their evening meals.
We have the ordinance of the communion table that we still partake of.
There is however a very special supper spoken of that is yet in the future.
A celebration supper in heaven for Jesus and His bride.
The invitations have been sent out to every person .
But there is an RSVP required.
Have you responded to the invitation?
“Then he said to me, "Write:
'Blessed are those who are called to the marriage supper of the Lamb!' “
Rev. 19:9 (NKJV)