“We learn we too have meat to eat that the world does not know about (John 4:32, 34). Fasting unto our Lord is therefore feasting – feasting on Him and on doing His will.” – Spirit of the Disciplines by Dallas Willard
When Jesus alienates many who would have followed him in John 6:35-57 by declaring that His flesh is food and His blood is beverage, His meanings are many:
- that we should hunger and thirst after His righteousness
- that our humanity should be sustained by His divinity
- that we should be famished for doing His father’s will
We’re blessed to share in the symbol of His table together in worship each week – but we’re also challenged to worship by serving the table needs of others who hunger, both physically and spiritually, throughout the week.
5 thoughts on “HeartWorship: Hungering for What’s Holy”
Learning this beyond knowledge is so important. It must mean something more than parrot-talk. This is the place where I struggle.
Me too, my friend. Me too.
Love the imagery of taking the table outward by filling the hungers of our community with Jesus. >>Never really thought about communion in this way before. It’s seemed such an inward thing.
Keith,>It was 85 on Saturday and 13 today. Why is Abilene so weird like that?
I dunno, Teresa – it was that way when we lived there, too. But there was no Starbucks in those savage, prehistoric days early in the century … and we consoled ourselves as well as we could with the occasional chocky from Vleta’s.