Good things for the hungry
“And he is not served by human hands, as if he needed anything. Rather, he himself gives everyone life and breath and everything else.” Acts 17:25
This verse was in my morning time of meditation. I love how as Paul is talking to the then-heathen world, he flips their understanding of the supernatural, spiritual world on its head. The culture of the time sustained their gods with sacrifices and worship. Their gods needed much to survive. Paul proclaimed to them a God who needed nothing to survive. Rather He was the source of all life.
How refreshing this advent season that we do not need to bring anything to God! It is enough to approach Him with humility while understanding that He is the only source for everything we need. Should we approach Him in any other way, He will simply send us away empty. We will leave with less than we had when we came.
When she visited Elizabeth, Mary sang, “He has filled the hungry with good things,but has sent the rich away empty.” (Luke 1:53)
This advent season, let us approach God hungry! Perhaps fasting will intensify our hunger for Him. Maybe other spiritual disciplines such as extended times of prayer and thanksgiving or meditation or Bible reading are more appropriate for stimulating your hunger.
Whatever the case, I beg you not to be sent away empty this advent season! Come hungry, and leave full. He is the only Source of life! Let us approach Him as such!!
“If you then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!” Luke 11:13