Sharing Food Together

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And day by day, attending the temple together and breaking bread in their homes, they received their food with glad and generous hearts, praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to their number day by day those who were being saved.

(Acts 2:46–47, ESV)

There is a trend through scripture of God’s people eating together in connection with significant spiritual experiences. Whether it is the manna and quail in the desert, the feeding of the 5000, the Last Supper, the early church here in Acts 2, or some other time … God’s people ate together as part of their church family life.

Eating together not only fulfills food requirements but meets a relational aspect of the Christian life. We connect with one another in meaningful ways when we eat. Having a coffee in our hands or food before us relaxes us and naturally opens doors to conversation (hopefully meaningful conversation).

We all desire these relational connections but our society has begun to road-block us, keeping us out of one another’s homes, keeping conversation shallow, and creating so much busyness that it is difficult to find time to get together. Let’s fight back! Join us for our Thanksgiving potluck this Sunday. Invite someone over for coffee and dessert one evening this next week. Find someone who has no one to be with over Thanksgiving and create an activity to do with them.