“Come, all you who are thirsty, come to the waters; and you who have no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without cost. Why spend money on what is not bread, and your labor on what does not satisfy? Listen, listen to me, and eat what is good, and you will delight in the richest of fare." - Isaiah 55:1-2
There's a commercial for a popular candy bar that says, "You're not you when you're hungry." We think differently, act differently, speak differently. We're cranky and irritable and rude. Truly, we're not ourselves when we're hungry. This is true physically and spiritually.
Most of us are pretty good about eating physical food. We're conscientious about when and what we eat. Spiritually speaking, not so much. So, let's take a moment to be strengthened by God's Word today.
Take 20 seconds to reread the words of the prophet Isaiah (see above). Read the passage a second time. What comes to mind when you consider how you spend "money on what is not bread, and your labor on what does not satisfy." How can you respond to God's invitation to "eat what is good" and "delight in the richest of fair?"
Friends, love is the food that sustains us. God's love is the manna that nourishes our souls. May the love of God bless and strengthen you for the new day ahead. - Pastor Caleb