God is preparing for us a feast that is beyond anything we could imagine! He desires that everyone from all time will join Him at that feast and celebrate the gift of eternal life. In fact, the feast will last forever. There will be never-ending praise of God and never-ending celebrations of His love because that is what heaven is all about. You have been sent an invitation! Have you made your RSVP yet?
6 On this mountain the LORD of hosts will provide for all peoples a feast of rich food and choice wines, juicy, rich food and pure, choice wines. 7 On this mountain he will destroy the veil that veils all peoples, the web that is woven over all nations; 8 he will destroy death forever. The Lord GOD will wipe away the tears from all faces; the reproach of his people he will remove from the whole earth; for the LORD has spoken. 9 On that day it will be said ?Behold our God, to whom we looked to save us! This is the LORD for whom we looked; let us rejoice and be glad that he has saved us!? 10 For the hand of the LORD will rest on this mountain.
P S A L M
Psalm 23:1-3, 3-4, 5, 6
R: I shall live in the house of the Lord all the days of my life.
1 The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. 2 In verdant pastures he gives me repose; beside restful waters he leads me; 3 he refreshes my soul. (R) He guides me in right paths for his name?s sake. 4 Even though I walk in the dark valley I fear no evil; for you are at my side with your rod and your staff that give me courage. (R) 5 You spread the table before me in the sight of my foes; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. (R) 6 Only goodness and kindness follow me all the days of my life; and I shall dwell in the house of the LORD for years to come. (R)
G O S P E L
The miracle of the feeding of the thousands of people should be seen as God?s assurance that He desires to care for us in every way possible. This does not mean that we will never go hungry! What it does mean is that there is ALWAYS enough food for everyone to have something to eat. The problem being that many have too much and are not willing to share with those who have too little! It is we who should be performing feeding miracles today by sharing with those who have less than we do!
29 Moving on from there Jesus walked by the Sea of Galilee, went up on the mountain, and sat down there. 30 Great crowds came to him, having with them the lame, the blind, the deformed, the mute, and many others. They placed them at his feet, and he cured them. 31 The crowds were amazed when they saw the mute speaking, the deformed made whole, the lame walking, and the blind able to see, and they glorified the God of Israel. 32 Jesus summoned his disciples and said, ?My heart is moved with pity for the crowd, for they have been with me now for three days and have nothing to eat. I do not want to send them away hungry, for fear they may collapse on the way.? 33 The disciples said to him, ?Where could we ever get enough bread in this deserted place to satisfy such a crowd?? 34 Jesus said to them, ?How many loaves do you have?? ?Seven,? they replied, ?and a few fish.? 35 He ordered the crowd to sit down on the ground. 36 Then he took the seven loaves and the fish, gave thanks, broke the loaves, and gave them to the disciples, who in turn gave them to the crowds. 37 They all ate and were satisfied. They picked up the fragments left over ? seven baskets full.
think: It is we who should be performing feeding miracles today by sharing with those who have less than we do!
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