What does a feast consist of?
Lots of food, alcohol, scantily-cladness, and gluttony? No, thank you.
Fellowship, special food, and prayer? When's the feast?
In Jewish life, there are about 7 major festivals: Passover, festival of unleavened bread, offering of firstfruits, festival of weeks, festivals of trumpets, day of atonement, and the festival of tabernacles. (Details about these feasts can be found in Leviticus 23.)
In Christian life, there's Christmas dinner, Easter breakfast, and Thanksgiving day.
Feasts should have fellowship. In my mind, a one-person feast is so lonely. People living alone sometimes have trouble with leftover portions to meals going bad before they eat it. It's hard to cook only what one person needs. When I'm home alone, I don't break out special dishes or plates. I eat simply; typically in front of a tv.
Feasts should have special food. If we made a Thanksgiving dinner once a week, it wouldn't be so special and wouldn't be so anticipated. Feasts are a time for special foods, that aren't typically made, or classics that never lose favor.
Feasts should have joy. Feasts shouldn't be sad, mournful occasions. Laugh. Giggle. Chuckle. Rejoice in the Lord and the friends He has blessed you with!!
Feasts shouldn't forget the VIP guest. Feasts should have prayer. If you can have a feast, you can thank God for how He has blessed you.
I challenge you to have a feast. Invite others over to celebrate what God has done in your life. Don't go into debt to have a feast, but kill the fattened calf. Break out the special dishes, the special food, and the special tablecloths. Share stories. Ask questions. Share in laughter and prayer.
Have a feast.