Feasting on the One Year Chronological NLT Bible – 2013
What would dinner consist of, had you the privilege to dine with the Crawleys of Downton Abbey or the Vanderbilts of Biltmore Estates, Asheville, North Carolina in their era? I only know what I have seen on TV about Downton Abbey. Built in the late 1800’s, Biltmore Estates comprise of thousands of land acreage and the largest privately owned home in the United States. Many aristocrats dined at the Crawley and Vanderbilt tables, experiencing the satisfaction of fine cuisine. Wealth afforded people, places, and possessions to satisfy the social life for these families and many of their friends and acquaintances. Now, in 2013, for most of us, we might only image their lifestyle and wealth.
My husband, Kent, and I returned this afternoon from a weekend at Biltmore, where we experienced a measure of such fine dining. We departed the grounds, for the one-hour drive home, anticipating an afternoon nap from the lull of our fully satisfied palates. Articles from the Ashville, North Carolina, and our home newspapers, today, featured the two Estates and families comparing the similarities.
I find some similarities also. Spiritually, I perceive that reading the Bible compares to physically dining from fine cuisine as that from the Vanderbilt’s table. The spiritual richness of the Word from the Lord’s Table nourishes satisfaction in a similar, yet, spiritual way.
As we gather around His Table to feast on God’s Word day by day, I will:
- Pray for clarity in our understanding the day’s reading and it’s application
- Emphasize the Tasting (Scripture) of the day
- Share my thoughts, insights, and prayers (Today’s Nourishment) from the fine cuisine of God’s Word in italics
- Aid you in receiving nourishment
Join me for this fine dining experience as we feast on His Word in 2013. Please leave a comment or like if you plan to join.