(based on Isaiah 25:6-9; 55:1-3; Psalm 23:5-6)
All of you who are thirsty, come to the water!
Come and drink – even if you have no money!
Come, take your choice of wine or milk – it’s all free!
Why spend your money on food
that does not give you strength?
Why pay for food that does you no good?
Come and listen to me,
and you will eat what is good!
In Jerusalem, the Lord of Hosts
will spread a wonderful feast
for all the people of the world.
It will be a delicious banquet
with clear, well-aged wine
and the choicest meat.
For God prepares a feast before us
in the presence of our enemies.
God anoints our heads with oil;
our cups overflow.
Surely God’s goodness and unfailing love
will follow us all the days of our lives,
and we will dwell in God’s house forever.
~ Christine Longhurst, for the Canadian Foodgrains Bank