This image reflects the deep desire in my heart for community. Technically, it’s not a very good picture but as an icon, a window into something more, I think it’s heart-achingly beautiful. Friends gathered around a table, enjoying a simple but delicious meal, fed by the food and conversation, hearts gladdened by the wine and the company – with God, the gracious host, among us all. It’s a picture of the heaven we’re made and meant for, a sampling of God’s goodness we can enjoy and share with others today.
For all my friends and family south of the border, I hope you had ample helpings of this taste of heaven in your Thanksgiving festivities. For the rest of us, my prayer is that you’ll savour the same over a cup of coffee with friends or dinner with family.