This little comic about Jesus feeding the 5,000 makes me laugh because I wonder what Jesus would think about us when He returns to earth. How baffled would Christ be when He finds out how fragile we have become.
To me, this comic highlights how passive, how frail, how weak we have become in our society because of our depravity to nutrition, and our connection to God.
Deprived of Nutrition
Do you know what that Bible has to say about food allergies? I’m serious, does anyone know? I can’t recall anything in the Bible that says anything about food allergies. Is it possible that food allergies were just unheard of or so rare back then? It can be… I mean the way we eat and the amount of good and bad options we have has certainly changed since the Bible was written.
We have probably consumed more process food than they did in the Bible. And I have an assumption that due to our change in diet, eating processed food, and other food items that may lack the proper nutrition may give way to more food allergies. Our physical bodies have become so weak that some of us can’t even eat peanuts anymore. Healthy options are becoming harder to get, because let’s face it… processed food is much easier to prepare than preparing a healthy home cooked meal. The demands put on families and the demands of society have changed how we eat and take care of ourselves.
Take and Eat and Do This in Remembrance of Me
That is what Jesus says we should do in the Lord’s Supper right? If Jesus came back and gave all of us the Lord’s Supper, He would have to be forced to have us all sign a waiver before participating. This comic that we saw in the beginning of the blog shows how the people just don’t see Jesus. They don’t see what a miracle is about to happen or that they just don’t care that a miracle is happening before their eyes, and they are only consumed by themselves, and their frailty.
How much of Jesus do we miss in our lives because we miss seeing Him being present in our lives? Have we forgotten that Jesus is holding us as we trudge through the demands of society and the demands of the family? Have we been consuming that easy, processed food, aka. the easy answers to life’s problems, because of how fast we are too move in this ever-changing world? Hmm… maybe there is a reason why God told the Israelites to wander for forty years before entering Canaan…
Do your best not to miss out on life and the life that God gives us day in and day out. Never ignore the little bits of grace that God provides for you to get through your day. Remember Jesus is just saying, take and eat, be fulfilled, be healed, be restored. Never forget that even though our world is demanding, and that our diet has changed, we must live. Living is about eating well, eating nutritious, and taking the time to pause and see the blessing you have in your life.
Hey this is Rev. Brian Choi's random thought throughout my week. Most of this stuff, will probably be about family, church, fishing, music, movies, food, whatever I think of, hopefully it will have some sort of theological reflection (maybe).