***This is a rerun, folks. Headache and fibro fog clouded my thinker and I just couldn’t write. So instead, I found this old one and dusted it off for you. It’s old title is Come Home, It’s Suppertime! I hope you enjoy it.
When I was growing up, my mother used a bell to call me home for dinner. This is when kids played outside until the very last minute of sunlight and air conditioning existed mainly as a bright idea.
But when I heard that bell ring, it meant come home, now! It’s suppertime! Time to join the family around the dinner table.
Twice in my childhood, my family lived with my paternal grandparents on their self-supporting farm. We had everything from our own dairy to turkeys and everything in between. I fondly remember sitting at the dinner table with them. Uh…with my parents and grandparents, not the turkeys!
Because of all the animals and the fresh food from the gardens, I loved living there with them, but I loved it most of all because of my sweet Granny. I still shed tears because I miss her, even after fifty-nine years of separation.
John the Revelator wrote, “Blessed are those who are called to the marriage supper of the Lamb!” (Rev. 19:9 NKJV) I was invited and I RSVPed so I know I’ll be there.
In my spirit, I imagine hearing the sound of that heavenly dinner bell ringing out and the call, “Come Home; it’s suppertime.”
I imagine that great, heavenly feast and sitting down at the family supper table with Abraham, David, and Paul. Better still, sitting next to Jesus. Woo-hoo!
With each passing day, I miss my precious Mom, Dad, and grandparents more and more. I long to sit at the dinner table with them again. And I know I will. They’re waiting for me to come Home.
Do you yearn for that heavenly banquet…to sit down with those gathered around the greatest supper table of all time?
If you love Southern Gospel, and even if you don’t, I hope you will listen to Come Home, It’s Suppertime by the Gaither group. One day, the Lord will call us Home…for Suppertime…
If the Master rings the bell tonight, will you be ready to go Home?
Dinner-time blessings to you…Lynn