Come To The Table

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Verse 1:


We all start on the outside the outside looking in

This is where grace begins

We were hungry we were thirsty with nothing left to give

Oh the shape that we were in


Pre-Chorus:


Just when all hope seemed lost

Love opened the door for us


Chorus:


(He said) come to the table

Come join the sinners who have been redeemed

Take your place beside the Savior

Sit down and be set free

Come to the table


Verse 2:


Come meet this motley crew of misfits these liars and these thieves

There's no one unwelcome here

So that sin and shame that you've brought with you

You can leave it at the door and let mercy draw you near


Bridge:


To the thief and to the doubter, to the hero and the coward

To the prisoner and the soldier, to the young and to the older

All who hunger all who thirst, all the last and all the first

All the paupers and the princes, all who've failed you've been forgiven

All who dream and all who suffer, all who've loved and lost another

All the chained and all the free, all who follow, all who lead

Anyone who's been let down, all the lost you have been found

All who've been labeled right or wrong, to everyone who hears this song


Ending:


Woah, sit down and be set free

Come to the table

Come to the table

Just sit down and rest awhile

Just sit down and rest awhile

Come to the table


DEVOTION

Anyone who does not know God, who does not have a personal relationship with Him, is living on the outside of His circle. That is where we all start. On the outside. The outside of God. But through His mercy and His grace, He is always there, waiting. Waiting for us to realize that we cannot do this thing called 'life' without Him. For thus says the One who is high and lifted up, who inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy: "I dwell in the high and holy place, and also with him who is of a contrite and lowly spirit, to revive the spirit of the lowly, and to revive the heart of the contrite." - Isaiah 57:15.


The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance. - 2 Peter 3:9. God is very patient with us. A person will not seek help until they realize that they do, indeed, need it. People will not seek healing until they realize that they are, indeed, sick. There is a void within each of us that nothing in this world can fill. It's a hunger, a thirst, for something that nothing on this earth can satisfy. He created us this way. We can try to meet this need with all kinds of things; possessions, success, money, health, abilities. The only thing that will fill this void is God.

Your iniquities have made a separation between you and your God, and your sins have hidden his face from you so that he does not hear. - Isaiah 59:2. In our sinfulness, we are unable to come before God's holiness, but through His great love for us, He gave us a door to walk through, giving us access to Him. That door is Jesus. Jesus said to him, "I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." - John 14:6. Jesus, our Savior, who is sitting at the table waiting for us to take our place beside Him. We are a motley crew of misfits, liars, and thieves, but all are welcome at His table. The table of Jesus.


For you, O Lord, are good and forgiving, abounding in steadfast love to all who call upon you. - Psalm 86:5. Jesus' table creates a transformed society. All the sin and shame you bring with you can be left at the door as you take your place beside the Savior. Whatever name the world has placed upon you will  be removed and you will be called Blessed. Whatever circumstances you have faced, or are currently facing, will be seen through new eyes. At His table we are all redeemed. It's an open door. Let His mercy draw you near.


Sit down and be set free. Come to the table.

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