Each year, after thanksgiving meal is over, I’m still excited for the left-overs – a reminder of the wonderful meal, recently enjoyed. The bounty of food is too much for one sitting, too much even for one day. It spills over to supper, then to Friday and further. Back home our tradition is to pour the gravy over a plate filled with cold turkey, stuffing and potatoes and warm it up in the microwave. Best. Left-overs. Ever. I’m going to have to work this off!
The left-overs turn my thoughts toward the twelve baskets left over after Jesus fed the multitude; then to Paul’s reference to spiritual food. Jesus always fills us to overflowing! He meets our every need and more. “Taste and see that the Lord is good!” When we sit at the feet of our Savior, we are fed the good, spiritual food of the gospel until we are so filled, we cannot take another bite. We must leave and rest, then work it off before we come back for more.
Here’s my point and my prayer for all of us as we enjoy the spiritual blessings this Christmas season.
- Taste and see that the Lord is good. (Come to Christ)
- Gobble up the spiritual food He brings. (Sit at His feet)
- Rest in Him – (Enjoy the fellowship of Christ and His church)
- Work it off – (Serve Christ by serving others)
- Come back for left-overs – (Remain in his Word and let us not forsake gathering together.)