Wednesday, September 5th


Jesus fed over 5,000 people on the east side of the Lake of Galilee. Overnight he left with his disciples to the other side of the lake.

Once the crowd realized that neither Jesus nor his disciples were there, they got into the boats and went to Capernaum in search of Jesus. They found Jesus on the other side of the lake. Jesus told them, “Very truly I tell you, you are looking for me, not because you saw the signs I performed but because you ate the loaves and had your fill. Do not work for food that spoils, but for food that endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give you. For on him God the Father has placed his seal of approval.” - John 6:23-27

Dear Jesus, I am so closely tied to the material world that I would have been just like those people.  Once you bless me I am right back at your feet begging for more food, more creature comforts, more temporal security.  I love the tangible gifts you give to me more than the spiritual.  It is hard to admit, but it is true.  Help me to want you and the spiritual gift of eternal life more than the earthly things you freely give to me and my family.  I believe you have already given me this gift that lasts.  Help me to not just say it is meaningful to me.  Instead make it my greatest treasure in the deepest place of my heart.  AMEN

"Do you love God for the life he has given you in his Son or the game of 'Life' he allows you to play for a short time on earth?  He wants to be loved for both."