My parents, sister and her family were here last weekend. They enjoyed worshiping with us at Gracepoint. Then, after a great Father’s Day dinner, we left for Anahiem to spend Monday and Tuesday at Disneyland and California Adventure. It was a great time…an exhausting time, but a great time. We had fun waiting in the lines, riding the rides and enjoying one another’s company. It really was a wonderful time!
One of the interesting things to happen had to do with food. My youngest daughter is a grazer when it comes to food. She would rather eat six or eight small meals than 3 regular meals. This works fine if she is at home. It doesn’t work very well at a theme park. On Tuesday evening, she had had enough. She had a major meltdown, especially when the rest of the family decided to go back to their hotel to pack so they could leave early the next morning. Being the discerning parents we are, we finally realized that the young one had not had enough to eat through the two days so we took her to a pasta place in California Adventure and got her a big plate of pasta. When we asked what she wanted, she answered, “Anything big!” Upon finishing her plate of pasta, suddenly the world was a much better place to live…for all of us!
I wonder if part of the problem with the world today is that we haven’t had enough to eat and we are grouchy. Now, I’m not talking about physical food. I’m talking about spiritual food. We haven’t been able to fill up the void in our lives and we are starving to death. Jesus says, “I am the Bread of life…” Maybe it’s time for the world to hear about Jesus and begin a relationship with Him. My guess is that many of the problems we face today would be taken care of by Jesus. The truth is that He is the secret of satisfaction.