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Note:  TableThink is focusing on the key elements of Holy Week.  Our regularly scheduled features will return on Monday, April 22.  We invite you to join the TableThink community’s intentional daily focus on Christ.

This is an incredible week to focus and meditate on Christ who reveals the power of love which has no beginning or end.  It’s beyond what can be imagined when we live in and through the love of Christ.  *We invite you to experience and share these simple meditations for adults and kids this week. The full listing for the week will be updated in the article, Sunday Soul Work: Holy Week.  The Think On This daily devotion and 2-minute podcast will be featured and include the daily meditation for both adults and kids.

Listen . . . 

Think On This . . .

In the Think On This devotion and podcast, The Robe, we discussed how John (13) wrote about Jesus and his friends the night before he went to the cross. 

He took his robe off, wrapped it around his waist, and washed their feet.  This is the image of the power of grace and  the intersection to taking the seat at the table.

Jesus  planned the meal, sending Peter and John ahead to take care of the details. He had put thought into this very special time around the table as he had a great desire to be with them before he went to the cross.
The disciples worked together,
loved together,
lived together,
and took a seat at the table together with Jesus, who is Christ.

This is us . . . in all our frailty . . .  and strength.

They were:

Meditate . . . Be still and know God . . . 

Luke 22:14-20 is a revelation of the power which can be found at the table when we come in unity with God and one another.  The table represents centuries of people coming together.  The table has become a centerpiece of blessing and restoration through the power of Love’s grace.   The table is where we reserve time to gather, to believe, to share hope, and to be unified.

On that night . . .

  • Jesus invited each to take a seat at the table with him, “the path, the truth, and the energy of life (John 14:6, The Voice)” 
  • Jesus gave thanks and broke the bread . . . a symbol of his broken body . . . for our brokenness to be healed through his sacrifice.  He said: “Take the bread, eat it, and remember Me.”
  • Jesus took the cup and gave thanks . . . symbolizing his blood poured out on the cross . . . as the new covenant.   He said,  “Drink of it and remember Me.”
Think On This . . .

Communion at the table remains a revolution for all humanity . . . and a revelation of the power of love, mercy, and grace . . . transforming death to life, darkness to light, and hatred to love.   

For Kids . . .

Take a seat at the table together.  Talk about what it means to value everyone at the table.  Share bread and juice together.

Elements to share: 

  • We share.  Communion means sharing.
  • We share and break the bread together as Jesus did, remembering how much Jesus loves us.
  • We share and drink the juice as Jesus did, remembering Jesus gives life to us.

We’ve prepared some simple thoughts and meditations for adults and kids this week at Sunday Soul Work:  Holy Week

A Conversation About Holy Week

In our conversation at the table, Joshua questioned me about some of my thoughts and experiences on Holy Week.

On Palm Sunday, April 14, TableThink will  provide some resources for you to use during Holy Week.  This will include some thoughts on John 20-10-11. John, referred to as the other disciple, and Peter went home after seeing the linen cloths lying in the tomb and the burial cloth folded.

The thing is . . . they went home . . . missing the most magnificent moment in humanity’s history.

But. 

Mary went back to the tomb where Jesus had been buried and experienced more than can be imagined.

By the way . . . 

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