Come and dine

“Come and dine,” the Lord is calling,
  “Come and dine”—
We can eat and drink of Jesus all the time!
  He’s our daily food supply,
  Only He can satisfy.
“Come and dine,” the Lord is calling,
  “Come and dine.”
“Come and dine,” the Lord is calling,
  “Come and dine.”
When we eat and drink of Jesus all the time,
  He becomes our life within,
  And He fills us to the brim.
“Come and dine,” the Lord is calling,
  “Come and dine.”
Hilda Pena

Chicago, IL, United States

I love this song because it makes me feel a lot of joy and peace...

Barbara Clayburn

Anniston, Alabama, U.S.A.

I like this song because the Lord is telling us to come and dine with Him.

The ordinances of the offerings are a recipe of the divine cooking. Christ is the groceries, we are the cooks, and God and we are the co-eaters enjoying Christ as the satisfaction. This is the highlight of the book of Leviticus. Spiritually speaking, nothing can be higher than our enjoyment of the Triune God in Christ.

Have you ever realized that the church meeting is a cooking meeting, an eating meeting? We have spoken about coming to the meetings to eat, and in the meetings we have sung the short song "Come and Dine" (Hymns, #1148). However, we may never have had the thought that we need the cooking. The groceries are here, and the eaters are also here, but who are the cooks? I have the assurance to say that God and the Spirit are not the cooks but that we are the cooks. Therefore, we all must learn to cook.

From the types in Leviticus, we can see that God surely desires to enjoy Christ. He wants to enjoy Christ through our appreciation of Christ and through our presentation of Christ. However, even up to now, we are still too, old, traditional, superficial, and religious. May we all see that our God desires to enjoy Christ. Christ should not only be our food but also God's food through appreciation and presentation, that is, through our cooking. We all need to cook Christ that we may feed God with Christ.