Food for Thought
These days every time you turn around there is something new that you should or shouldn’t eat. The dietary options out there are astounding. There’s gluten free, lactose free, dairy free, sugar free, peanut free, organic, vegan, non-GMO, low carb, low fat; and the list goes on. Some people choose to eat certain foods; others are forced due to allergies, intolerances or other medical issues.
It is wonderful to be able to tailor our diets to our own unique nutritional needs. We are blessed to have access to such an abundance of food to nourish our bodies.
We should also realize that we have access to an abundance of food to feed our souls. For Jesus said,
“I Am the Bread of Life” – John 6:35
We can each have a personal relationship with Jesus. He knows what our unique spiritual needs are and can fill us up, if we allow him to. It is really up to us to stop, listen and open ourselves up to receive the bread of life.
So when you pray the prayer God taught us to pray, remember that when we say, “Give us this day our daily bread” we are asking two-fold. We ask for bread to nourish our bodies (even if that means gluten free) and, we ask for the bread of life to enter our souls, to feed our spirits and fill us up with the love of Jesus Christ. And we ask this just for today, because Jesus asks us not to worry.
“Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?” – Matthew 6:26
Heavenly Father, Thank you for blessing us each and every day with the food we need to sustain our bodies and for your son Jesus Christ who feeds our souls and sustains our spirit. Let us be open to receive the bread of life every day and grow closer to you as a result.