O Jesus, help me to seek the imperishable food.
Picture Jesus teaching the crowd.
After Jesus multiplied the loaves and fishes, he prays alone on the mountain. Meanwhile, his disciples cross the Sea of Galilee to Capernaum. When the sea grows turbulent, Jesus walks on the water to rescue them. The crowd finds him at Capernaum, obviously wanting Jesus to multiply food again.
Gospel Text: (Read slowly, possibly aloud.)
Thoughts: (Read all. Ponder the ones that attract you.)
- The crowds make extraordinary efforts to be with Jesus.
- However, they are seeking him to enjoy his miracles.
- These miracles are signs of the Kingdom.
- Jesus wants them to seek the Kingdom not the food.
- Jesus has another food which they should seek because it will give eternal life.
- The crowds have an excellent question, “What can we do to accomplish the works of God?”
- Jesus gives a direct answer. The “work of God” is to believe in him.
Affections: (When one touches your heart, use your own words.)
- Jesus, I will do everything possible to find you.
- O Jesus, you rejoice that I seek you out.
- However, I should search for your spiritual gifts.
- You are the food that gives eternal life.
- With all my heart I ask, ‘What works can I do for you, Jesus?”
- “Just believe in me,” you reply.
Resolutions: (Possibly you might want to make your own.)
+ Today, I will seek Jesus with all my heart.
+ I will allow faith to guide my every step.
Thought for the Day: (To recall your meditation.)
The crowds searched for Jesus and found him.