The Hungry Table
by Christina Hubbard on November 17th, 2015

​For it is all for your sake, so that as grace extends to more and more people it may increase thanksgiving, to the glory of God. 2 Corinthians 4:15

The Hungry Table

Growers of grace,
Writers of peace,
Bringers of the gospel,
Keep bringing it because you are catalyzing
A phenomena called Thanksgiving.

When you plant bulbs of compassion in barren gardens,
Share platefuls of forgiveness at forgotten tables,
Say “I love you,” over bowed heads and clenched fists,
You spread mercy like pixie dust.

It’s not just for movies, it’s for every single day 
Of every person’s life.

Oh, how we need it---to be washed clean and filled up
With extravagance.
A handshake, meal bought, ride offered, 
A hug we have to walk across a room 50 feet long to share.

Oh, grace grower, you are the farmer 
Of an organic movement
Called blessed,
Amazing grace.

When you give your harvest, bouquet, overflowing basket
Of life fruit, able to feed souls who crave color:
Crimson, deepest blue, and yellow singing sun and welcome,
You spread gratitude grown from God’s ground.

There is no greater worship than the spread of undeserved love.
It is how we say Yes, Lord.
Amen, and let’s do it again!
Day after golden-rayed day,
Saving lives with small faith 
And uncommonly open arms,
Giving thanks to the One bringing souls to the table
To eat and live.
​Today's blog post is part of our November series #EverydayThanksgiving

​Christina Hubbard shares stories from the suburban prairie about living courageously as a writer, poet, wife, and mother at She writes about identity, worth, and the creative process to help others find God’s imagination in their own stories.  
Connect with her on Twitter @Creatively_Free and on Facebook @Creative and Free.

Posted in Everyday Thanksgiving    Tagged with poem, grace, EverydayThanksgiving, compassion


Crystal S. Hornback - November 17th, 2015 at 10:58 AM
Oh my goodness, this is absolutely beautiful! Love love love! I so needed this today!
Brenda - November 17th, 2015 at 12:00 PM
Christina, I love this. Beautifully said, sister. Thank you for sharing. Happy to be visiting you from the Titus 2sdays linkup today. ((blessings))
Christina Hubbard - November 17th, 2015 at 12:44 PM
Thank you, Crystal & Brenda! {so grateful}
Jodie - November 17th, 2015 at 12:48 PM
this! : There is no greater worship than the spread of undeserved love.
Abby McDonald - November 19th, 2015 at 8:57 AM
Oh my word, Christina. This is so beautiful. It brought tears to my eyes and your words soaked into me like parched soil. Thank you, friend. God is speaking through you.
Rhonda Bolling - November 19th, 2015 at 12:20 PM
What an amazing poem... full of strength, grace, hope and compassion.

Angela Sackett - November 22nd, 2017 at 2:14 PM
Beautiful and inspiring, Christina - thank you!!!
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