Sunday, November 18, 2012

John 6:27 “Do not work for the food that perishes, but for the food that endures for eternal life, which the Son of Man will give you.  For it is on him that God the Father has set his seal.”

Today the church I belong to is saying good bye to our current pastor and we begin a phase of transition once more.  After church we will have a big potluck luncheon to celebrate the blessing of his presence with us and send him on with the knowledge that he brought many gifts to us in his time with us.  There seems to always be food involved whenever there is a gathering for church.  We will bring pies next Wednesday to our Thanksgiving vesper service and I am sure when we decorate the church a few days after that there will be food then too.  More important than the food we bring to nourish our bodies and delight our taste buds is the food we receive from the fellowship and love we share with each other.  The love of God flows easily among this crowd of believers and with this love, we also find it in our hearts to love one another.  This eternal food, God's divine love will nourish us if we will receive it from Him.  Take time today to learn more about the life and teachings of the Son of Man.  Taste a bite of his delightful eternal food.  I will look for you at the feast!

Thank you for teachers that guide us in your words and your teachings.  Help us take that food into our souls and remember that it all comes from you, the Holy One; the one true God.  As we eat today, feed our souls even more.  Amen.