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We Do Love To Eat

By Don Loftis | 01.28.15

Food certainly is one of the necessities of life, and most of us do quite well in meeting that need.  Besides indulging in our favorite recipes, sharing food has become synonymous with hospitality and friendship. Even a cup of coffee seems to taste better, when it is shared with a friend.

The Scriptures are filled with God demonstrating His power through the miraculous provision of food.  The Israelites were sustained for 40 years with manna from heaven.  Elijah blessed a widow in Zarephath with “bottomless” containers of oil and meal.  Later, Elisha took 20 loaves of bread and a few ears of corn and fed a hundred men a full meal.  Of course Jesus miraculously fed 5,000 men on one occasion and 4,000 on another.

Sometimes we become so consumed with feeding our bodies that we forget to feed our souls.  In the Sermon on the Mount Jesus said, “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.” (Mt. 5:6).  Jesus informed the unbelieving Jews, “I am the living bread that came down out of heaven; if anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever; and the bread also which I will give for the life of the world is My flesh.” (John 6:51).

The Lord has great blessings waiting for those who will seek Him; blessings that surpass a Super Bowl smorgasbord.  We must never forget the psalmist’s invitation, “O taste and see that the Lord is good.” The healthiest diet in all the world involves continual fellowship with Jesus Christ, the true bread of life.

 


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