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Is Jesus invited to your family’s table?

Visas labas dāvaniņas, Kungs, no Tavām rokām nāk.Svētī nu, ka, baudot viņas, sirsniņa Tev pateikt māk!” A childish song of gratitude from the songbook of the Latvian United Methodist Church. We often sing it together before enjoying a meal in commonwealth/ fellowship.

Who is sitting at your family’s dinner table enjoying a meal with you? Strange questions, someone thought … In a century where we often eat without interruption – we eat at the computer, we eat while running from work or school, eat while driving – really weird questions…

Have you noticed that many things have turned upside down? That the unimportant are in the first place, but the important ones are pushed behind or completely forgotten? How is your family enjoying a meal together? With a lunch plate in your hands while watching TV? Sharing your emotions and food with the heroes of the series, not with your children, your wife or husband?  

Is Jesus even invited to your family’s table? If before the meal your family thanks God for the daily bread and asks Him to bless the food you will enjoy, then Jesus is at your table .. if not … answer find yourself…

I think God blesses families where His laws are honored and kept..

“Honor your father and mother”—which is the first commandment with a promise— “so that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth.”. Ephesians 6: 2-3

Maybe this sacred and important thing – enjoying the family meal together – is gone, has become unimportant in your home. I call for a revival of this tradition. Give it a new breath this month by preparing a Family Day festive lunch! Let every member of the family take part in preparing the festive meal! Cook together and decorate the table. And don’t forget an integral part of the family lunch – remember the prayer of thanks and initiate loving conversations, showing sincere interest in each other … Do not silence an enthusiastic speaker and don’t ask to talk a silent one. Listen to the flow of words and listen to what has not been said…It would be a blessed time to spend together at the family feast table…

And at the end of the article, I would like to remind you of the Bible Rules for Christian Households:

 „Wives, submit to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord. Husbands, love your wives, and do not be harsh with them. Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord. Fathers, do not provoke your children, lest they become discouraged. ”Paul’s letter to Colossians 3: 18-21.

Everything in these Bible verses is clear and complete. Do you agree? If you want to tell us about your family’s blessed being together or disagreeing with me, write to the e-mail avī