Jesus answered, “I tell you the truth, you are looking for me, not because you saw miraculous signs but because you ate the loaves and had your fill. Do not work for food that spoils, but for food that endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give you. On him God the Father has placed his seal of approval.” Then they asked him, “What must we do to do the works God requires?” Jesus answered, “The work of God is this: to believe in the one he has sent.”
Dan Helix, Senior Pastor
Awakenings Christian Church (Concord)
Everyone needs to be fed. Jesus recognizes this. Why else would He have fed the five thousand? Everyone needs to be able to say, “The Father took care of me;” and isn’t it funny that when God takes care of one of us, He is taking care of all of us? “How?” you may ask. Simple: When we are the witness to God’s taking care of us, we are then able to go out in truth and say that God knows what we need and He provides.
The food that doesn’t spoil is the yield of the harvest God wants in our lives and the lives of others, so working for the food of the spirit and the healthy glow of Jesus in our cheeks not only feeds us, but all who see us.
When I am doing the work of the Father, it might be feeding the homeless, serving in the community or participating in a church pageant. Most likely, the work He really wants from us is showing others the joy of His presence in our lives. That feeds everyone in the room.
Father, this is the day You have made for me, and I pray that Your joy can be what feeds those with whom I come in contact today. In Jesus’ name – amen.