’Have you anything here to eat?’ They gave him a piece of a broiled fish and a honeycomb and he took it and ate it in their presence. --Luke 24:41-43
Being able to eat is proof that we are a creature of earth – grounded in the soil and sinew of physical existence. The question, ‘have you any food?’ was the way to assure those whose hopes had been dashed at the death of Jesus that there was no boundary between heaven and earth. They would understand that he had bridged that great chasm if he was able to do what they could do – eat. It was not a particularly holy or even sensational way to communicate a great truth to them. It was, instead, a common, mundane, regular, usual, everyday activity. He took them by surprise in an unsurprising way.
How is God trying to surprise you in unsurprising ways? Where in your life do you hear God asking, ‘have you any food?’ How are the boundaries between heaven and earth becoming less blurry because of God’s nearness to you? How are you missing God because you are waiting only for the sensational, spectacular, and stunning revelation of God’s power? What might it feel like if God knocked at your door on Tuesday night and asked to join you for dinner? What do you think you would serve?
O God, come to my house for dinner and let me know that you are real.
These meditations by Renee Miller first appeared at explorefaith.org.
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