Last night we had the privilege to feed a large amount of our congregation for the Thanksgiving Prayer Meeting and Meal. The response was over twice what we anticipated in our highest hopes. It was a beautiful night to experience the presence of God and fellowship. No doubt the record breaking prayer meeting was connected to the food component. Many of us may have wanted the meal, but we needed the prayer.
It reminded me of the day after Jesus miraculously fed the 5,000. The people searched for him the next day, and after much effort to find him they had an interesting response from Jesus:
“When they found Him on the other side of the sea, they said to Him, “Rabbi, when did You get here?”
Jesus answered, “I assure you: You are looking for Me, not because you saw the signs, but because you ate the loaves and were filled. Don’t work for the food that perishes but for the food that lasts for eternal life, which the Son of Man will give you, because God the Father has set His seal of approval on Him (John 6:5-27).”
I believe that in our excitement for turkey, dressing and fellowship, we also found Jesus.