What does A Table Top Affair mean? Why is that the name of your blog? What should I expect and what will I get out of reading this?
All questions I have heard, and all questions I want to answer.
But first, you have to know a little bit about me. First, I have a love affair with Jesus. Everything I write here, my motivations behind each recipe and each post stem from a desire to be close with Him and bring people into a place that only glorifies His goodness. Second, I am not a chef. I am a lady that learned early that food brings people together. My goal is to bring you in and help you enjoy the process getting there.
You see, the table is important. The first piece of furniture that the God tells Moses to make in Exodus 25 is the Arc of the Covenant, the second is the table. Now I am going out on a limb here and I am not a biblical scholar, but God desired to be with His people. He loves us. Jesus wanted there to be a place first off, where His presence would dwell, and right next to it… He wanted a table. A table where we would sit and meet with Him.
Sit with that for a minute.
God designed the very piece of furniture that you and I have in our homes, and walk past, and put our bills on, and fold our laundry on… He designed it for us to use to meet with Him.
Psalm 23 says, “You prepared a table before me.” God literally tells us through His living Word that He is setting the table. He is preparing to feast with us. If I told you that my table was set and food was in the oven, what would you do? You would probably high-tail it over to my house to sit at my table. Jesus wants those precious moments with you at the table.
So you see, the table is so very important. But why is it called A Table Top Affair?
The definition of affair is
- matters of significance or of importance to someone
- a matter that is of responsibility to someone
I love that second definition. “A matter that is of responsibility to someone.” What you do with your table should be and is of ‘responsibility’ to you. We will come back to this in a later post because there is so much to unpack here.
I want you to begin to fall in love with your table. To know each grain of wood, to see the knots in your planks, to let your table have character and begin to become apart of your story. It should play a significant part in your day and in your life. That is what A Table Top Affair is all about. I want you to fall in love with the table. What you put on the table and what you do with your table.
I’m passionate about food and friends and sitting down at the table. I believe strongly that Jesus has given us the table for a specific purpose. Satan will try and convince you that you don’t have time to sit down, to prepare a meal let alone invite people to your home in the midst of our chaotic lives and enjoy company around your table. Don’t listen to him.
Let the table invite you in.
So much more to come on social, too!