David had been pursued through the valley, and God had set a table before him. Surrounded by his enemies, seated at the table God prepared for him, David is at peace.
David, the shepherd king, points us to Jesus. In John 10:14, Jesus refers to himself as the Good Shepherd. One who will lay down his life for his sheep. At the end of Jesus' ministry, we read about another table; a table prepared for His disciples. As Jesus washed his disciples feet, as he lifted the cup of salvation, as He broke bread, He sat in the presence of his enemy. Jesus knew. Yet he still sat at the table. He still washed the feet of Judas. In the presence of his enemies, He was at peace.
As we sit at the table prepared for us, we too have an enemy bent on division and destruction. The good news, friends, is that Jesus not only prepares a table for us, He also gives us the gift of His very presence. In His presence there is protection and peace, even as we are surrounded.
The table is set, friends. All we have to do is pull up a chair. There, every provision is met, and we can commune with our Shepherd Savior.
“You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies.” Psalm 23:5a
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