When a feast was held in ancient Israel there would be a conspicuously empty seat at the table. Jonathan would not only miss his beloved friend David at that banquet, but his empty seat would also expose the plot of Jonathan’s father Saul to take David’s life. The sight of an empty chair often brings us sadness. Perhaps it’s the familiar chair of a departed loved one. There are some empty seats that should cause us even greater concern. In this broadcast of Let the Bible Speak, we think about some of the messages being sent from empty pews.
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