Today's Lectionary Text
Ho, everyone who thirsts,
Seek the Lord while he may be found,
I remember when I was a young boy, how I would play until dark in the summer months. At some time during our evening, but not yet dark, my mother would call out my name because it was time come to the house for supper. In our house we didn’t eat dinner at the evening meal, it was our noontime meal. It was such a joy to hear my mother’s voice calling out to me to come and eat.
Most of the time we would have sandwiches for supper, but the sandwich was not just meat and bread. We had cheese, lettuce, fresh-sliced tomatoes, pickles and peppers. And, of course bread and potato chips with whatever sandwich spread you would like to have. However, the best part of the meal was not the food but the fact that we sat down as a family and shared the day we had lived, with the joys and hurts.
In our passage today from Isaiah 55:1 we find a call to different nourishment and one that will last forever:
“Ho, everyone who thirsts,
come to the waters;
and he who has no money,
come, buy and eat!
Come, buy wine and milk
without money and without price.”
What God desires is to give us is more than just food and drink but life-giving, soul-filling soul food. As we are beginning this new day, let each of us ask of God: “How is it with my soul? Come and fill me with your nourishment for life.”
-Rev. D.R. "Buck" Linton-Hendrick
Harvard/Inland/Trumball (Nebraska) UMCs
Prayer for Reflection
Loving God you long for us to be closer to you that we can even imagine. Come and fill us to over flowing with your “soul food” that brings to closer to you. In Christ name I pray. Amen
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