Keep in mind it doesn't have to be fancy. A clean un-cluttered surface to serve your creations made with love will do. If you have a candle burning for a little extra ambiance, even better.
Recently, my sister and I had a discussion about paper plates. I rarely use them, but I do see the convenience of them when you have a big crowd or very little time left for clean-up. But, as a rule, I love using my dishes. (I'm a dish collector.) Why save the "good" dishes? Who is more important than your family?
Use your pretty dishes, table linens and candles now. It just adds the value of good memories to your tableware.
If you are just starting out serving family dinners, I recommend a set of white Corelle dishes. You can change the look with different place mats, glassware and candles. Corelle will last you a lifetime. I have one set that is 39 years old and still looks beautiful.
So, X marks the spot where the family love is dished up every night.
X also marks another spot. Jesus gave His life for all on a spot called Golgotha.
"And He, bearing His cross, went out to a place called the Place of a Skull, which is called in Hebrew, Golgotha." John 19:17 NKJV
Why did He do it?
"For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.” Mark 10:45 NKJV
"... for the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost.” Luke 19:10 NKJV
If you are lost and want to be found, just call out to God right here, right now. He will always hear a sincere heart that wants to change. And then you can say "X marks the spot where I believed."
X is for X Marks the Spot is another post from my series, Feasting Body and Soul from A-Z. I believe family dinner is important and I also believe food for the soul is just as important. Join me each day as I explore feeding both.