Thursday 25 February 2021


Food Heaven

Read

Jesus said to his disciples, ‘Ask, and it will be given to you; search, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened to you. For the one who asks always receives; the one who searches always finds; the one who knocks will always have the door opened to him. Is there a man among you who would hand his son a stone when he asked for bread? Or would hand him a snake when he asked for a fish? If you, then, who are evil, know how to give your children what is good, how much more will your Father in heaven give good things to those who ask him! So always treat others as you would like them to treat you; that is the meaning of the Law and the Prophets.’

matthew 7:7-12

Reflect

On a lazy Saturday morning, you may come across ‘Saturday Kitchen’ on the BBC. One of the celebrity guests chooses a ‘food heaven’ and a ‘food hell.’ At the end of the programme, they either get to eat the dish they love the most, or the dish they most fear, all determined by the public vote

Perhaps, the idea of a fish dish is far more delectable than a snake bake – although more adventurous eaters, of course, may give it a go! Jesus uses the image of a loving, caring parent who provides food for his children to explore how God relates to us. “Is there a man among you who would hand his son a stone when he asked for bread? Or would hand him a snake when he asked for a fish? If you, then, who are evil, know how to give your children what is good, how much more will your Father in heaven give good things to those who ask him!”

Jesus has drawn us into the loving, intimate relationship of God. Only Jesus, by right, can call God his Father but we are adopted with him as his brothers and sisters. And so, like Christ, we dare to call God our Father. He cares for us, he feeds us, he loves us, he wants what is good for us. We are his children and he gazes upon us with pure love, he wants us to live with him for ever. Whether we experience food heaven or food he’ll in this life, Heaven is our hope and destiny.

Pray

God our Father, thank you for you loving care, and for all the blessings we receive from you. Through Jesus Christ our Lord Amen.

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