When I taught at my former school, we were blessed to able to have chapel twice a week. One of the songs we occasionally sang was called His Banner Over us is Love. The words went, “He gathers us in to His banqueting table, His banner over us is love.” Maybe you’re familiar with the words from Song of Solomon.
I can’t help but think about what that will look like. In Bible times a party host would take a guest by the hand, which was a great honor, and guide them to the table. The occasion was usually a wedding.
Just like we, the church, are Jesus’ bride, He will one day take us by the hand and seat us at His banqueting table. We wear His banner, or His flag showing who we are. It is over us like an army flies a flag in battle. We have taken up His banner during our life here, and One day He will take us by the hand and lead us to His feast.