What a delight it was to have Charlie Trimm with us on Sunday to share about the theology of FOOD. I don't know about you, but all those pictures of food on Sunday sure got me hungry! And having been to Israel myself and tasted much of their culinary delights, I experienced a longing to taste these foods again!
As Charlie pointed out, God uses food to teach us about our
dependence upon Him for everything we need to live. And going even
deeper, our hunger for physical food should continually remind us of our need
for spiritual food. Physical hunger and thirst can awaken a spiritual
hunger and thirst for the presence of God in our lives. Here are some
verses to ponder this week, and perhaps the Lord will awaken a greater hunger
for His sweet and savory presence in your life:
“Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.”
Matthew 4:4, quoting from Deuteronomy 8:3
31 Meanwhile the disciples were urging him, saying, “Rabbi, eat.” 32 But he said to them, “I have food to eat that you do not know about.” 33 So the disciples said to one another, “Has anyone brought him something to eat?” 34 Jesus said to them, “My food is to do the will of him who sent me and to accomplish his work.
“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied."
"Whoever feeds on my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day. 55 For my flesh is true food, and my blood is true drink."
May God shine on you and through you,