Talking about the Lord over sugary slices of Derby Pie, my friend said she liked my eclectic collection of blue and white dishes.
It all started years ago when I broke a few dinner plates. Instead of buying a new set, I started collecting different patterns of blue and white, especially on sale tables or at flea markets.
This eclectic blending is somewhat like the family of God: we belong together despite our different patterns because we're alike in the most important ways.
But there's a major difference: I toss out my broken dishes. God's collection includes only broken dishes that He's rescued and repaired.
Those of us eating Derby Pie off my blue-and-whites that day are different patterns--we're from different denominations and backgrounds. But we've all been rescued, repaired and cleaned by Christ, and we're eager to serve at His table (Ephesians 2:10 and 2 Timothy 2:20-21).
I'm so glad that many of you are at that table too!