The Kitchen Table

The table in my house is like no other place.  No, I am not a very good cook, I admit–my husband does a much better job than I do! But even though it looks like it’s about the food, it is so not about the food. The food is just an excuse, just what we do while our hearts are getting restored, rejuvenated around the table. As we eat physical food, our souls are being fed, filled with satisfaction and joy.

We keep adding new members to our family, and the table in my kitchen is getting a bit small. Sometimes, we have to move the meal to the dining room table now. It used to be pristine, without any knicks. But we have a lot of littles now, so the table is looking lived in. And lots of sticky little hands these days, so we no longer use fancy napkins and tablecloths. But it has never been about the table any way.


Seasons come and seasons go, and we keep gathering around a table in our home. It’s where we sense that we belong together, we are a family. We  share our table with those whom we have welcomed them into our circle. Because when you sit at our table, you are a part of us. We share all kinds of sustenance there.

My God, He has a table waiting for me when I have run my race down here and He calls me home in heaven. But I love that I can sit at His table today already. It’s right there, with my hands cupping a warm coffee, that He reminds me that I have been welcomed into His house. That I am not a guest any more.  That it’s not about the food, but it’s not not about the food because He knows that I need it. That He loves to sit and hang with me. That I am family.

Sometimes, I link up with any or all of these wonderful writers: Hearts 4 Home,SDG, Hearts Reflected, WLW, EOA, Things I can’t say, Growing Home,Play Dates with God, Monday Musings, Hear it on Sunday,Inspire Me Monday, Tell me a Story, The Better Mom, a Mama’s Story, Into the Word, In and Around Mondays,OYHT, gratituesday,Titus2Tuesdays,Extraordinay,Lessons from Ivy,Denise in Bloom, Sweet Blessings, Faith Filled Friday,Finding Joy,WholeHearted Home, Mom’s the Word, Reclaiming a Redeemed Life, Still Saturday. Wildcrafting Wednesdays, WFMW, Tell His Story













and receive from Me



  1. Our table is used for food and fellowship, but it has also been a game table when we take out scrabble or other board games. It has served as a desk to pay bills, do taxes, write letters, Read the Bible and an alter of prayer. I like your reminder that our Lord has a table ready for us and that in the mean time we can come to His table even now. Thank you for sharing with us here at Tell me a Story.


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