Wednesday 8 May

Today is Wednesday the 8 May, in the 3rd week of Easter.  

The University of Johannesburg choir sing a setting of Psalm 42: As a deer longs for flowing streams, so my soul longs for you, O God.  

Today’s reading is from the Gospel of John.  

Jesus begins here by talking about hunger and thirst – to people who probably knew real hunger and real thirst as an ordinary part of their lives.  But are there other things, apart from food and water, that you find yourself hungering and thirsting for?  What are those things?  

How does it feel to have Jesus present himself to you as the Bread of Life? – the one with whom you will never go hungry again – the answer to all your deepest longings?   

As you hear the passage read again, notice how much Jesus is promising us here – and promising you.  Listen especially for the promise he ends with.  

“And I will raise them up on the last day.”  Speak to the Lord for a few moments now about what that promise means to you, and how you want to respond.