“You prepare a table before me…’ Psalm 23:5
We went to Puerto Rico this month to serve the residents of Caguas in the spirit of the Living Christ. My work crew spent the week painting and working on the roof of a home in the area. We’d flown across country to undertake a task that we were determined to complete within the four day deadline. Yet, in spite of our tight schedule, our host would encourage us to stop our work during the middle of each day to enjoy a home cooked meal. When the food was ready, she asked her family to prepare a table for us out on the patio. It was always covered with a table cloth and an amazing spread. Regularly scheduled daily devotions followed the meals.
By the end of the week, I’d forgotten my apprehension that we would miss our work deadline. In spite of a daily lunch and devotion that lasted for at least an hour, we finished the job. More importantly, we left Caguas with an important life lesson. God commands us to be Sabbath observers, to stare deadlines in the eye and rest. Thank you to Aida and her family for sending us home full of nourishment and wisdom.