For months now we’ve had this friendly little fellow pay us a visit. He’s on our deck nearly every day like clockwork, looking to be fed.
At first it was rather unnerving. In broad daylight he came. Not worrying about what any of us thought, he came because he knew where he could be fed, and with little effort on his part. All he has to do is show up.
And as he showed up day after day, it made me think of how, in a real sense, that’s all we have to do to be fed too–spiritually speaking that is.
To receive life-giving food for eternity, all we have to do is show up…at the foot of the cross, at the Lord’s table, at His breathing, living, life-giving Word.
Why do I make it so difficult?
All we have to do is show up and accept His soul-filling sustenance He freely offers to all who come.
Attend church, read the Bible, go to Him in prayer, welcome Jesus into your life. Who cares if others find it foolish or think it’s a crutch for the minds of the dull.
Filling our bellies with earthly food offers life for a time. Filling our souls at God’s table offers life for eternity.
Unlike the possum, we don’t have to settle for the dogs’ scraps. We are encouraged to partake of soul-food. We are invited to pay a visit to the King of kings. We are welcomed to a royal feast.
And it takes very little preparation. All we have to do is show up and receive the living Bread of Life (John 6:51).
“I am the bread of life,” Jesus told them. “No one who comes to Me will ever be hungry, and no one who believes in Me will ever be thirsty again.” (John 6:35)
Reflection: What barrier have you had to (or still have to) overcome to accept the invitation to the King’s banquet to feast on His Life-giving soul-food? What is preventing you from inviting those around you?
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