In this devotion, I am not referring to the food that we eat for bodily nourishment; we certainly need it, which is why we pray for daily bread. I am referencing food for the soul. We all need spiritual food: the bread of life that will sustain us when our hearts are heavy. When the troubles of life drain and deplete us, we can call on God for food from on high. In John 4:34, we find these words:
“Then Jesus explained: ‘My nourishment comes from doing the will of God, who sent me, and from finishing his work.’”
In this chapter, Jesus speaks to a Samaritan woman who is drawing water from a well. He confronted her about her sin and comforted her with the truth of the gospel. He explained that He knew her sins, yet He still sought after her. The woman returned to town and brought others to meet Jesus. Jesus was always doing the work and the will of His father. Come, eat and drink. Feast from the table that never runs dry. Thank God today for His spiritual food.