"Come! All you who are thirsty! Come to the waters; and you who have no money, come, buy and eat! Why spend money on what is not bread, and your labor on what does not satisfy? Listen, listen to me, and eat what is good, and your soul will delight in the richest of fare."
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Which credentials carry the most weight on our religious resumes? Which assets do we prize on the pages of our portfolios? What do we bring to the table when called on to feed a hungry and thirsty world?
Are the impoverished souls surrounding us forced to settle for silver and gold, or can we, like Peter, say to them, "I have what you really need, and what I have I give you..."
What did Peter have?
He had Jesus.
Are we serving up superfluous sundries or something of substance? Christ or cubic zirconias?
For too long we've offered tokens, trinkets, and trifles to a world starving for the Savior. For too long we ourselves have been content to nibble around the edges of Who God is, to fill up the gaps of our faith with garnishes...
...But Immanuel is inviting us to feast on His fullness, to know Him as Peter knew Him, to know the breadth and length and depth and height of Him, so that we can, in turn, invite others to the table, so that we have solid food with which to "feed His sheep".
So come to the table
Pull up a chair
Make yourself comfortable
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"Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, nor the mighty man glory in his might, nor let the rich man glory in his riches; but let him who boasts boast in this: that he understands and knows Me."