John 6:27 ”Do not work for food that spoils, but for food that endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give you. For on him God the Father has placed his seal of approval.”
Every now and then something will get pushed to the back of the refrigerator and be forgotten. When it is finally discovered it can be pretty disgusting. When you take it out to throw it away it can really stink! I hate letting food go bad. It seems like such a waste and it is. I paid good money for that food and someone put their effort into preparing it only to have it end up as just a big mess. Everything in this life is in a constant process of decay. Sometimes we feel it in our bodies after a certain age. As glorious as it all may be right now, everything can become decay and debris with time and neglect. But Jesus was saying here that it doesn’t have to be that way. If we eat the food we have at the proper time it can turn to bone and muscle and energy in our bodies. It can give life. Jesus will shortly call himself the bread of life, something that can nourish and satisfy, now and always. Has the spiritual core of your life gotten pushed to the back of the refrigerator and forgotten? Have you put your heart and soul into things destined to rot with time and inattention? It doesn’t have to be that way. Jesus has something else to offer. Are you interested?