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John 4:32-34 But he said to them, “I have food to eat that you do not know about.” So the disciples said to one another, “Surely no one has brought him something to eat?” Jesus said to them, “My food is to do the will of him who sent me and to complete his work.”
While the disciples are focused on the material needs of the world, Jesus reminds them that they offered the food of comfort and healing to rich and poor. For Jesus, the hunger to do God’s will is more powerful than physical hunger, since living out God’s Word provides spiritual nourishment for themselves and others.
We too are called to follow God’s will by reaching out to feed everyone with the good news of the gospel. The fields are always ripe for harvesting, and we are surrounded by those hungering to know about God’s love. Like the disciples, we too will be fed the fruit of eternal life by the Savior of the world.
MOVING FORWARD: Who are you feeding with the good news of the gospel?