Monday, July 30, 2012

Monday, July 30, 2012


Scripture:  Very truly I tell you, you are looking for me not because you saw signs, but because you ate your fill of your loaves.--John 6:26

After Jesus fed the 5000 and walked on water, the people look to him as a source for signs. Jesus could do amazing things like feed thousands of people with meager resources and defy the laws of physics by walking on top of water; surely he had the answers to all of their questions. So when they ran out of bread, they looked for no one but Jesus. They wanted bread, but Jesus offered them the truth, and everlasting life. He was the source for not only physical needs, but spiritual.

This week I am focusing on the source of our provision, our miracles, our healing, and our truth. When we run out of supplies, our human instinct, like the disciples and others in the crowd, is to look for the source. Children cry to their mothers when they are hungry. Students seek out mentors in professors when they are wondering about the next move. And as Christians, we seek out God for the source of our spiritual longings. When we are confused, even wayward, or downtrodden, we can seek God. When we reach out to him, we are fed, watered, and filled with spiritual joy.  God is indeed the source of our life.

Prayer:  God, you are our source of life, breath, and truth. Thank you for sending your son to be the living and physical source of our strength. When without bread or water, rest or joy, draw to us, and we will draw to you. Amen.

Emma Akpan

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