He Had Said

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When ordering off the menu at most restaurants, I find myself first eyeing what has passed its way by my table. Not because I am particularly impressed by presentation, but one important factor for me in food decision making is how filling the meal I order will be. Often I stick to what I know for fear of eating and being left hungry. Then scavenging my children’s plates, under the guise of “Daddy’s fee”, I find myself sneaking what I can to fill the void left in my stomach. After ordering scallops one time when Jess and I were in Massachusetts only to be served three small scallops in a yellowish corn sauce, I as left hungry. We didn’t have kids at the time and she was forced to protect her own plate with extreme caution.

John has spent some time over the past few chapters laying out human responses to spiritual guidance which I hope to bring to light for you this Sunday. For me, my human response to my hunger is as I’ve said, to eat something fulfilling yet Jesus has a very different response to the hunger He may have been experiencing as the disciples returned with food. “I have food to eat that you do not know about.” I don’t think Jesus lined his pockets at the buffet line with leftovers, I don’t think he made something appear out of nothing (which the disciples learn later he actually is capable of), Jesus instead gives a spiritual answer to a physical problem. “My food is to do the will of him who sent me and to accomplish his work.”

I look forward to worshiping with you as we head back to our study through the book of John. In John 4 after the Lord reveals himself to the Samaritan women, we begin to see the spiritual results of a life changed. John me in the personal study of John 4:27-42 as we draw closer to the Lord. May you seek wisdom from He who has come to save the world!