This Sunday Slow Cooker Sunday returns. The last was 1st March 2020!
SCS is simple - dinner together following the church service served, you guessed it , from a load of slow cookers.
I'm really glad we can eat together again as a whole church family, along with lots of our friends who are regularly around Grace Church Wakefield. And that isn't just because I like to eat (though I do!). It's also because of what it represents. The Bible says that God is going to 'prepare a feast of rich food for all nations' (Isaiah 25:6). It's a tangible picture of heaven. We all know what it's like to be at a big buffet! But the feast God is going to give his people, drawn from all the nations of the earth, is not like a visit to a Toby Carvery.
But the feast God is going to give his people, drawn from all the nations of the earth, is not like a visit to a Toby Carvery.
At God's feast in heaven, not only will the food be great, there will along with it be rejoicing
because death won't be a thing any more (Isaiah 25:7-8)
the last tears will be wiped from human cheeks (v 8)
and no one will ever feel a sense of guilt or shame in front of each other or God again (also v 8)
That's some feast to look forward to. And how do we get in? Through the gospel of being right with God by trusting in Christ:
Surely this is our God; we trusted in him, and he saved us. (v 9)
And whenever we get together to eat as God's people we get a flavour of that great feast of the future. A foretaste. An anticipation.
So it's safe to say, I'm looking forward to it. I hope you'll join us.
P.S. Our family are bringing macaroni cheese. I was tempted to call this blog post Return of the Mac (those my age will understand).