Music Monday: Come to the Table

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Music Monday’s Song: Come to the Table by Sidewalk Prophets

This song by Sidewalk Prophets paints a beautiful picture of who Jesus is and what grace really means. I feel this song shows you what being saved by Jesus really means, how Jesus views all of us, and what Christianity truly, truly is. Unfortunately, sometimes people do not like Christians or religion, because how judgmental they can come off sometimes. When in all reality, Jesus does not want us to judge people so harshly but rather, be empathetic and love above all else. I know that I have come across people that have the wrong idea about Jesus and Christianity. But I think the way we can correct that for people, is that we love more, we show compassion more, and we try to emulate Jesus and who He is. Others shouldn’t hate Jesus because of how we act, but rather if we love like Him, they will want to know more of where that love originates from. We should all strive for that.

If you haven’t heard this song, give it a listen, it truly is beautiful and expresses that everyone, whoever you are, Jesus loves you and how we all make mistakes and sin, but Jesus wants your heart, all of it. Hope you enjoy this breakdown.

We all start on the outside

The outside looking in

This is where grace begins

We were hungry, we were thirsty

With nothing left to give

Oh the shape that we were in

Just when all hope seemed lost

We all come to know Jesus in a different way. We all start out on the outside. We try to fill our desires and worth with things of this world. But when we do not feel fulfilled, we realize that Jesus is the one who fills us up the most and that is where our true worth lies. Sometimes we can go through circumstances where all hope seems lost. But hope is never lost when we have Jesus.

Chorus:

He said come to the table

Come join the sinners who have been redeemed

Take your place beside the Savior now

Sit down and be set free

Come to the table

I love the name of this song, come to the table. I picture everyone in heaven sitting at this big table, fellowshipping with each other, and each person is uniquely different. The first time I heard this song was actually at a concert and it was amazing to hear it live. The lead singer has an amazing God given talent and his voice and the emotion he put into singing this song was beautiful. This song actually makes me think of a concert. You see all different sorts of people at Christian music concerts and I love it. Everyone looks different and has a unique story of how they came to Jesus too, probably. Which is why I also love going to hear these songs live, because of all the different people. Seeing everyone worshipping Jesus in one room, is so powerful. I remember seeing a man at the Sidewalk Prophets/ Newsboys concert I went to and he was wearing a motorcycle jacket and his appearance was just a little rougher. And He was praising Jesus that night in a beautiful way. That’s why I feel we can never judge someone by how they look on the outside because everyone goes through different pain in life and we never know who has a strong relationship with Jesus.  I love how everyone is diverse in the world and that it doesn’t matter what you look like, Jesus loves us all.

Next Section:

Come meet this motley crew of misfits

These liars and these thiefs

There’s no one unwelcome here, no

So that sin and shame that you brought with you

You can leave it at the door

And let mercy draw you near

This part of lyrics is so profound to who Jesus is and how He loves us oh so dearly. We all have a past. We have all made mistakes and each one has a had a real consequence. Whether we have lied, stole, spent time in jail, or gave away our purity too soon, no one is not loved in the eyes of Jesus. The most amazing part is Jesus loves us even though we did make mistakes and sinned against Him. And to take Jesus’s love one step further, He tells us to leave our sin and shame behind, at the foot of the cross and forget it, because He forgives and forgets it.  The Lord’s mercy is truly life changing.

Chorus Repeats..

 

To the thief, to the doubter

To the hero and the coward

To the prisoner and the soldier

To the young, to the older

All who hunger, all who thirst

All the last, all the first

All the paupers and the princes

All who fail you’ve been forgiven

All who dream, all who suffer

All who loved and lost another

All the chained, all the free

All who follow, all who lead

Anyone who’s been let down

All the lost you have been found

All who’ve been labeled right or wrong

Everyone who hears this song

Just

Come, come to the table

Oh eh, come join the sinners you have been redeemed

Take your place beside the Savior

Just sit down and be set free

Oh come on

Just sit down and be set free

Come to the table

Come on now

Come to the table

You’re welcome here

No matter who you are, what your title has been in life or who other people have labeled you as, your true identity is found in Jesus.

He loves you

He wants your heart

He forgives you.

Jesus wants us to join His table and wants to bless us. It’s not like there are certain people He accepts. He accepts all of us and wants us to feel His love more than anything. Sometimes the world will tell us lies and label us a certain way but no title or past sin has a hold on you anymore, because Jesus already paid that ultimate price for us. We are free and loved more than you can ever imagine.

I remember when I heard Christian music for the first time, it just sounded different than any other type of music I heard. It caught my attention.

I did not grow up really knowing who Jesus really was so I really learned through these songs. And I still am learning. I would hear the lyrics and I thought, wow, Jesus really does love me and forgive me. I couldn’t fathom it because the world is different than Jesus. They label you by your mistakes and tell you hope is gone. But I learned with Jesus everything is different and He is my strength, hope, and greatest love. Jesus broke through my heart through music. He knows us so intimately and how to get to the center of our hearts and bring us to Him. I am so thankful we have a God like that.

So, if you have been told one thing in life, labeled a title from your past mistakes, or just struggling if you feel Jesus will forgive you, I hope this song touches you the way it has for me.

Jesus has a seat for you at His table.

He loves you and is waiting for you.

 

Verses Incorporated in the song:

Matthew 9: 12-13 – On hearing this, Jesus said, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. But go and learn what this means: I desire mercy, not sacrifice. For I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.

Luke 15:1-2 and Luke 15:7 – “Now all the tax collectors and sinners were all gathering around to hear Jesus. But the pharisees and the teachers of the law muttered, “This man welcomes sinners and eats with them”.

“I tell you that in the same way there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over 99 righteous persons who do not need to repent.”

During Jesus’s time on earth, people judged Him for eating with sinners but Jesus wants sinner’s hearts and to turn to Him. Luke 15 is the Parable of the Lost Sheep and I thought that was a great verse to include for this song because it was when Jesus was living His life here on earth and even then, He wanted sinners and loved them.

Psalm 103:12 – As far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us.

We can leave our sins and shame at the foot of the cross. Jesus loves us so much HE forgives us of our sins and forgets them as well. As far as the east is from the west, He removes our sins we have committed from us. The east will never touch the west, so Jesus is painting a picture for us that He puts our sins out if His mind, because He is a good and merciful Father.

Hope you enjoyed this song breakdown and I truly hope it reminds you or shows you for the first time ever that you are so loved and Jesus is waiting for you to take a seat at His table, with others that have made mistakes too, but we are all forgiven.

 

Hope you have a beautiful start to your week!

All for Jesus,

Steph

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