"I have food to eat that you know nothing about". John 4:32
What food are you eating? During lockdown, some people are experimenting with new recipes, more home made food - and others, I’m sure, are eating far more rubbish than usual, or forming part of very long queues as more places open for takeaway meals! We all have different ways of coping!
But I’m not thinking of natural food. What about spiritual food? If you look around you or watch too many news briefings you may be feeding too much on things that are very unhealthy - there is a lot of worry, anxiety and fear around. There’s also a lot of anger and bitterness and if we feed on these things there is an unhappiness, a criticism and a depression that seeps into our spirits.
When we draw aside into God’s presence it is very different. There is always a calm even in the midst of the storm. There is the sense of a rock beneath our feet and a security that only He can bring. There is the strength that comes from the One with whom we journey. We feed on the fruits of the Spirit - love, joy, peace.....
Yes, there is a great deal of uncertainty around. We live in circumstances that we never imagined could be - but, as Christians, we travel with the One who knows all that lies ahead and who says ‘I will never leave you or forsake you’. Turn your eyes upon Jesus and feed on all that He brings - but , more than that, feed on all that He is. If we do that, we will be strengthened by what we eat and others around us may sense that there is a different way to live and be attracted to the Saviour.
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