Wednesday, February 1, 2012

True Food

The Jews then disputed among themselves, saying, “How can this man give us his flesh to eat?” So Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you. Whoever feeds on my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day. For my flesh is true food, and my blood is true drink. Whoever feeds on my flesh and drinks my blood abides in me, and I in him. As the living Father sent me, and I live because of the Father, so whoever feeds on me, he also will live because of me. This is the bread that came down from heaven, not like the bread the fathers ate, and died. Whoever feeds on this bread will live forever.” Jesus said these things in the synagogue, as he taught at Capernaum. John 6:52-59

True Food

Tempted by sweets and fries
fast and ready delights
advertised and teasing
we are all tempted to believe
we need the treats we see.

Aching for renewal, revival
we give in to buying and selling
trying anything to grow
convinced we need a plan.

Teased and tortured by failure
we seek a fail safe remedy
inviting deceivers and madness
into our homes into our lives.

True and simple God provides
steady and constant God is love
available always God is with us
new life and forgiveness God feeds us
our daily bread, our true and lasting food,


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