Something interesting has happened since we began working–and worshiping–from home. Our homes have become our sanctuaries. Our dining room tables have become places of prayer and thanksgiving. In this switch from communion table to dining room table, does God call the many tasks that happen there holy? The work we do there is holy. The learning that happens there: holy. Holy describes the work, the nourishment, the fun.
I do believe that all the work, the play, and the meals that happen around dining room tables are pleasing to God as they represent our most faithful work. Our tables are holy because they are where we can be ourselves and where God takes our work–our lives–and claims them as holy.
This message is an excerpt from “Table grace” by Emily K. Hartner in the November 2020 issue of Boldcafe.