We get asked all the time, “what kind of food will you serve?”. We used to answer, “new American” with a “local when possible” approach. But I noticed recently, Jeff, our founder, started responding differently. “We don’t exist to just serve food, so we will serve whatever food brings you through the door.” I was a little skeptical at first, but I realized he had come to a revelation far before I did.
As I sped down the highway from Fort Worth to Austin, a song popped up on my iTunes: The Table, by Chris Tomlin. Have you heard it? I am often inspired by songs. It always amazes me how an artist can construct a story that describes exactly how I feel. Do they know me personally? Or, do they simply share the same challenges as me?
As I listened to the song, I began to soak in the words… “I will feast at the table of the Lord”, “There is peace at the table of the Lord”, “There is healing at the table of the Lord”. And then the chorus:
Come all you weary
Come and find
His yoke is easy
His burden light
He is able; He will restore
At the table of the Lord
We have been working on Taste Project nearly 5 years now. This June is our 5th anniversary. It has been a very long process—much longer than we ever dreamed it would take. But in the process, we are learning more and more of what God wants to accomplish through Taste Project.
You see, God doesn’t just want us to serve food. He wants us to serve people. He wants us to serve peace. He wants us to serve healing. And, He wants us to serve Him with a plate of food, in a smile, in a conversation, and in everything we do.
Does it matter what’s on the menu? Not really. I promise it will be good—excellent in fact. But more importantly, if you are hungry, tired, or weary you can come and find peace. We want you to leave full. Full of encouragement and inspired. You are invited to the table of the Lord.
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Written by Julie Williams
Julie Williams is the wife of Taste Project founder, Jeff Williams. She volunteered with Taste Project since it’s inception in 2012, and she frequently writes for Taste Project.