Can We Fall Asleep at The Lord’s Table?

Just watched Voyage of the Dawn Treader Movie – the most amazing scene for me was “Aslan’s Table.”

Three Lords sitting at one end of the table, overgrown by roots and vines . . . 

dry, desolate, hopeless – not dead, but held in limbo, “until all is put right” said the guide (Holy Spirit).

“Why are they like that?” asks Edmond.

The guide responds, “they went mad, they brought violence to Aslan’s table (The Lords Table) – violence against one another – there can be no violence at Aslan’s table.”

The guide says . . . “All are welcome at the Lord’s / Aslan’s table, there is enough for all!”  After she says all this, the table becomes brightly lit and the colorful feast looks amazing, inviting.

Can we forget where we are and fall into limbo or a deep sleep at the Lord’s table – with time, life and God’s goodness passing us by – and it’s all there within reach?

Why, how?

C.S. Lewis writes that the Lords that were at the table arrived with violence in the hearts towards one another – self serving, me first at all costs, I-judge-you-inferior violence.

Remember, who’s table it is!

Remember what Covenant is NOW.  Leave judgment behind – live in the Covenant of Grace.

Remember who fulfilled the Law.

Remember you belong – along with everyone you can get there and everyone who arrived before you!

Remember, that to commune with the Lord /pull up your chair– have nothing against your brother (Matthew 5:22 – 24)

Remember and enjoy, eat and drink deeply . . . He is amazing!  And He is right there!

 

Psalm 23:5 – 6 (NKJV)

5 You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies;  You anoint my head with oil;  My cup runs over.

6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life;  and I will dwell in the house of the LORD  Forever.

~ by Glenn Feehan on July 8, 2011.

One Response to “Can We Fall Asleep at The Lord’s Table?”

  1. Love Chronicles of Narnia! Your blog reminds me also of Lion King, when Simba looks and sees his fathers image telling him, “remember Simba who you are, you are the son of a King”.

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