"Jesus saith unto them, Come and dine" (John 21:12).

One of my greatest pleasures as a homeschooling mother was giving my children a hot breakfast with a warm "good morning" each day. My sense of nurturing was satisfied as I watched sleepy-eyed yawns turn into energetic smiles. Cornbread, pancakes, waffles, omelets, French toast, apple muffins, and the like provided the necessary brain power for them to learn their homeschooling lessons. However, just as important as the nourishing food was the encouragement and love expressed when the food was served with a hug and a kiss.

Jesus knew all about the encouragement that comes from a good, hot breakfast. In one of His appearances after His resurrection, He had a great breakfast cooking for the disciples after their long, hard night of failed fishing. In the twilight, the disciples didn't recognize Jesus at first when He asked about their catch, but when Christ performed a miracle and filled their empty net, John realized it was Jesus. How wonderful they must have felt to see their Lord again as they shared a morning meal together!

Someday, the Lord will serve another important meal. Christ is coming back for everyone who has trusted in Him as Lord and Savior, and we will share in His kingdom forever. "And he saith unto me, Write, Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb" (Revelation 19:9). I can only imagine the joy of fellowshipping with my Lord every morning and throughout eternity with the warmth of His love. What about you? Is your name on the invitation list? "Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me" (Revelation 3:20).

Jesus, how I long for the day of Your return! What indescribable joy there will be when I see You face to face! Use me to lead my children to You, so together we can experience Your love forever at Your marriage supper. In Your holy and loving name, Amen.