Sunday, September 11, 2011

Manna from John

(ESV) John 4:34 Jesus said to them, "My food is to do the will of Him who sent Me and to accomplish His work.
35 "Do you not say, 'There are yet four months, and then comes the harvest'? Behold, I say to you, lift up your eyes and look on the fields, that they are white for harvest.

Jesus was telling the disciples that the work he was doing, witnessing to the Samaritans, was much better than any food He could eat. I have felt the same at times, when you are doing what God wants you to do, you don't worry about food and drink. It is a wonderful place to be. Jesus knew He would not parrish by waiting to eat, but some of these folks may never hear about God's grace again before they did.

He went on to tell the disciples that there was a harvest to be brought in. This would have meant far more to this agrarian culture than it means today to us. The urgency to bring in the crop meant live or death to them. It means the same today for those who die without truly believing. I pray that we each have that urgency.

For Him,

Steve Amos

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