John 6:22-71Mark 7:1-23Matthew 15:1-20John 6:35, “Then Jesus declared, ‘I am the bread of life. He who comes to me will never go hungry, and he who believes in me will never be thirsty.’”
The church is a table where people come to get fed, and the main course is the Bread of Life — Jesus. But although everyone is welcome at the table, not everyone eats because Jesus doesn’t force-feed anyone. It’s up to us to decide whether or not to dine on the cosmic carbohydrate, the authentic soul food only found in Christ.Once we know where to get fed on the Bread, we need to share it. We need to push away from the table to do what God wants us to do. We can easily get so stuffed that we forget about the hungry hunks of humanity dying of spiritual starvation. Therefore, we must be intentional about stepping out and inviting others to the table. So, don’t allow yourself to gorge and get too comfortable. Remember, we are simply beggars showing other beggars where to get food; we must lead them towards the life-giving, life-transforming Bread! Today, as you partake in the ultimate meal, be sure to push away from the table and seek out those who hunger for true meaning and hope!
Dear Heavenly Father, Thank You for quenching my spiritual appetite. Help me remain focused on stepping out of my comfort zone and inviting others to join me at the table. In Jesus’ name, Amen.