Hasn’t it been such a blessing to be encouraged by the WOEs from Elder Tommy and Elder Jimmy? It was so good to see the truth of God’s word through their eyes and to be reminded of the goodness of grace through Christ. Please do encourage and thank these men (and all our leaders and their families) for all that they do!
Now, you’re stuck with me for the Words of Encouragement for the time-being. I hope they can encourage you like our Elders have encouraged me.
So… how are you? How is your week going? Have you eaten this week?
I’m not talking about physical food. I’m talking about the food that Jesus was talking about this Sunday. He said that the food was to do the will of God and to finish His work.
God’s ultimate will is for us to worship, obey, and witness. This must be the greatest priority for us. It must be more important than food itself. Not only that, just like Jesus, we should be consumed by it. We should be so consumed that we don’t even feel our physical hunger at times, because we are so passionate about the will and work of God.
Is God’s will our food? Is His work our priority and passion? Do we endeavor to do it and love it more than food itself?
We also see that part of the will of God and the work of Jesus is the harvest. It’s to see that the fields are ready for us to sow and reap.
This world is broken and hurting. There are people all around us who need the cure of Jesus Christ. It’s not a mistake that we have the classmates, coworkers, neighbors, community members, friends, and family that we have. They have been placed in our lives for a reason. Will we take up the divine call to share the gospel with them?
We are able to do this, because Jesus ate that food completely for us. He did the will of God. He drank the cup of God’s wrath fully, surrendering to the will of the Father. He accomplished God’s work on the cross, declaring that “It is finished!”
Through Christ’s life, death, and resurrection, we are able to eat that same food. We have the ability to have God’s will and work as our priority and passion. We are able to sow and reap the harvest that is all around us.
May Christ be the center and foundation for us to live in this way!
See you all on Sunday for Lord’s Day Worship. Pray for one another!
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