There are deep down desires which we have a hard time even acknowledging are a part of who we are. Because those things are so primal, they get buried in our senses and the satisfaction of the less fundamental cravings of our soul. We can get so caught up in the chasing of our external needs and desires, that we ignore our fundamental need and desire.
We need to know God. We need to commune with Him. This need is real for every Christian, Jew, Muslim or atheist. The inner drive to know our Source is universal. The way that need is reflected in beliefs and practices varies and not all expressions of the core drive are valid as True.
Within that need, there is the basic reality that God is Holy. His Holiness is beyond our comprehension and often leads us to apprehension regarding His presence. We need to know Him, but do we really want to know Him?
“Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me.” – Revelation 3:20.
He’s calling to us, not for us to come to church or to be good, but to allow Him to hang out in the same way we spend time with a friend over a meal. There is something comforting and relational about sharing a meal together. The breaking of bread facilitates relationship. That’s what He is offering much more than orders and commands regarding how we behave.
The invitation for the greatest dinner date possible is open to each of us for every meal of every day. Even the most fervent believers tend to pick and choose the times we accept the Invitation. How many meals do we dine alone?