Day by day, as they spent much time together in the temple, they broke bread at home and ate their food with glad and generous hearts. --Acts 2:46
Just sit with a group of people over a meal and observe the play and movement of life, as playful as an aspen tree in late spring, showing off its captivating shiny leaves under a gentle breeze. There is a childlike delight as conversation and laughter are experienced in the environment of eating. Just notice the energy, excitement and enthusiasm. There in the midst of company where the food of life and the food of the heart is shared, your soul feels full and you know God is there.
Just sit quietly in the womb of a holy place where the presence of God is sweetly heavy like the sultry air right before a gentle thunderstorm. The presence is palpable and penetrating and like ‘surround sound’ – it cradles you on every side. Notice the peace that filters silently into your soul. There in the great quiet of solitude where the food of heaven is given and shared, your soul feels full and you know God is there.
Food and faith go together. It is too easy to separate the two and when we do we find each lacking. Faith can then become little more than an exercise of discipline, will, sacrifice and joylessness. Food can then become little more than an exercise of necessity for bodily nourishment. But, the two together can transform a life.
O God, feed my faith with the bread of angels and my body with the bread of mortals.
These meditations by Renee Miller first appeared at explorefaith.org
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