Homeschool Bed and Breakfast

"Jesus saith unto them, Come and dine" (John 21:12).

One of my greatest pleasures as a homeschooling mother was giving my children a hot breakfast with a warm "good morning" each day. My sense of nurturing was satisfied as I watched sleepy-eyed yawns turn into energetic smiles. Cornbread, pancakes, waffles, omelets, French toast, apple muffins, and the like provided the necessary brain power for them to learn their homeschooling lessons. However, just as important as the nourishing food was the encouragement and love expressed when the food was served with a hug and a kiss.

Jesus knew all about the encouragement that comes from a good, hot breakfast. In one of His appearances after His resurrection, He had a great breakfast cooking for the disciples after their long, hard night of failed fishing. In the twilight, the disciples didn't recognize Jesus at first when He asked about their catch, but when Christ performed a miracle and filled their empty net, John realized it was Jesus. How wonderful they must have felt to see their Lord again as they shared a morning meal together!

Someday, the Lord will serve another important meal. Christ is coming back for everyone who has trusted in Him as Lord and Savior, and we will share in His kingdom forever. "And he saith unto me, Write, Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb" (Revelation 19:9). I can only imagine the joy of fellowshipping with my Lord every morning and throughout eternity with the warmth of His love. What about you? Is your name on the invitation list? "Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me" (Revelation 3:20).

Jesus, how I long for the day of Your return! What indescribable joy there will be when I see You face to face! Use me to lead my children to You, so together we can experience Your love forever at Your marriage supper. In Your holy and loving name, Amen.

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Comments(5 comments)

Jeremy & Aubry D 01/06/2012 08:48:54

Makes me homesick! I want to go home and hug JESUS! And my baby daughter Fayth! And Grandpa! I can't wait! I get so excited that I can't sit still when I think of Heaven like that:) I hope He comes soon!

LESLLIE J 01/06/2012 10:23:23

The wedding feast starts here on earth! I am so blessed to be able to recieve his Body and Blood in the Holy Eucharist every day if I wish. Just as a husband and wife become one flesh in the marital union, so do we when we do as He commands in John 6:52-59. What a great gift. this is what nourishes me and gives me the strength to continue homeschooling.

TONY S 01/06/2013 08:48:40

Julia S: May God richly bless the author of these devotionals. Not only full of Biblical truth but uplifting to us homeschooling parents that we can keep going. Sometimes I think you are the energizer bunny - you were going and going with farm chores, extracurricular activities, lots of home cooking, nature walks, outside of a full Biblical instruction that you did with your children. I only have 1 son and I started last July in homeschooling him for Kindergarten. I\'m starting an exercise routine each morning for myself and teaching my son the piano. Depending on rates and time, I\'m also hoping to enroll him in karate classes. My husband is otr a lot so its mostly me handling this and I\'m beginning to feel overwhelmed at starting his education up again tomorrow. However, to know somebody else\'s education course and all the activities for several kids makes me know that I can do it too. Thank you for sharing your journey and reminding us to look to God for our source of wisdom, endurance, and so much more.

ASHLEY W 01/06/2013 19:24:03

Thank you so much for this devotional! I am reading it on the night before we start back to homeschool after Christmas break and it\'s exactly what I needed to hear! I will serve my kids eggs w/ a smile and a hug and will be praying this prayer daily, I want nothing more than my kids to be closer to Jesus than any other person including me! Thanks so much!!

Sarah Downing 01/06/2014 14:36:18

Thank you so much for those devotional!! Each devotion seems to be exactly what I need for the day! :) I pray the Lord will continue to bless you with such great godly insight! Again, thank you.

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