Today’s Reading – John 6
Peek a boo!
Jesus replied, “I assure you that you are looking for me not because you saw miraculous signs but because you ate all the food you wanted. Don’t work for the food that doesn’t last but for the food that endures for eternal life, which the Human One will give you. God the Father has confirmed him as his agent to give life.” John 6:26-27 CEB
I know I have a different sense of humor, but this story just makes me chuckle.
Jesus feeds 5000 the day before and the people want to make Him king.
Jesus disperses the crowd and sends His disciples by boat on ahead.
During the night Jesus walks across the water (to get to the other side).
The people also having heard the day before where Jesus was going make their way there as well.
Then the comedy begins.
People: “What a surprise running into You here! We were just saying to one another I wonder where that guy – now what was His name – Oh yeah – Jesus. I wonder where He has gone to and then there are you are! So what you doing?”
Jesus the one who knows their every thought has to struggle to keep a straight face.
He knows exactly why they are there – there looking for another free meal!
Ever read the book Feed a Mouse a Cookie?
And with that thought, Jesus begins to teach again about the food that will last.
Ever ask yourself why you go to church?
Do you go because you are expecting something in return?
Do you go and become surprised when God shows up?
Have we become one of the thousand that chase after Jesus hoping to get another free lunch . . .
Or are we able to go to worship to give a gift of praise and adoration to the creator?
When we figure out why we are going, I believe then we will discover that we are no longer hungry for we are fully fed!