Come and Dine!

 

After his resurrection, Jesus invited his disciples to, “Come and dine.” 

It was the third time he appeared to them, and he fed them bread and fish, physical food.

Jesus said to them, “Come and dine.” And none of the disciples dared ask Him, “Who are you?” knowing that it was the Lord.

John 21:12

The Lord invites us to “Come and dine” too, but he is asking us to partake of the spiritual food which he provides. With Easter (or Resurrection Sunday as some call it) fast approaching, this is a good time for us to reflect on what it is that Jesus is asking us to “eat.”   If it isn’t physical food for our body, then what is it?

There is God’s great grace, for one thing.  A big, huge helpings of it!  Several years ago when I was complaining to the Lord about a very serious situation in my life, His response to me, as it was to Paul in 2 Cor. 12:9, was:  “My grace is sufficient for you.”   That did not make me a happy camper as I continued to struggle in that trial.But the Lord was with me during the entire process. Many months later, I found out that His Grace was indeed sufficient for me, above and beyond anything I could have imagined!  That is a story for another time, but it taught me a good lesson about trusting God and about his abundant grace.

Then there is His marvelous mercy.  At the link below you can find an excellent article about God’s mercy and what it means to believers.  This article discusses the definitions of mercy in depth and gives new insight as to its meaning from a spiritual standpoint.[1]

Other spiritual foods that we can dine upon are the fruit of the spirit:

But the fruit of the spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.

Galatians 5:22 -23

Are you hungering for something and don’t know what it is?  You will find nourishment for your soul at Jesus’ table!  Come and dine!

Music Video Source: AHymn aWeek

[1] Mercy. (n.d.). Retrieved from BibleStudyTools website: http://www.biblestudytools.com/dictionary/mercy/

 

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