John 4:31-35 reads:
"In the meanwhile, His disciples prayed Him, saying, "Master, eat!" But He said to them, "I have food you know nothing about." His disciples asked, "Has he eaten anything?" Jesus said, "My nourishment comes from accomplishing the will of My Father. Behold, the fields are white unto harvest . . .."
Here in metaphor, Jesus tells us that we can all gain the strength to go on through faith. Without faith, we grow tired and become worn out, then bitter, and feel the weight of the world pressing down on us without hope. With faith, there is no burden we cannot carry and prosper by so doing.
Faith kept me going.Johnson Administrationturned me down 4 Service Connected disability.
Nixon got N office.Finally got VA treatment.50% SC Disability.Lifetime prostheses, wheelchairs.
Carter came from a Klan rally I guess.Canceled all SC vets under 80% as "temporary disability." 4 yrs Back to begging but slim pickings.
Reagan took office.Reinstated ALL SC vets.Back pay bought me a trailerFriends put in a ramp.
12 great years.Put me thru pain clinics,new scrips for Neurontin, etc.Really helped phantom limb pain.
Clinton took office.8 yrs of daily guessingIf I'd still have a disability.Or a place 2 live.
8 great yrs w/ Bushgave me 100% SC disability.That WON'T be cut backNo matter what Obama says.
Now the nation is busted.Not enough to pay Social Security next year.So much debt they can't pay my disability stipend.Do I just go out and kill myself for Obama?
Mariolyn -- John 4:31-35 -- The disciples offer Jesus some food. He response with "I have food you know nothing about". The disciples are thinking in the natural when they said to each other, does He have food we do not know about? Then he (Jesus) goes on to explain "My food is to do the will of Him who sent me".
So who was it that "sent Him'? God the father sent Him. What is the will of the father? John 3:16 -- "For God so loved the world that He gave His only son, that whosoever believes in Him (Jesus) shall not perish but have eternal life". Jesus continues, "and to finish the work". What work? His job was to die on the cross for the sins of the world.
Then Jesus posed a question to the disciples: Do you not say, "four months more and then the harvest? Jesus answers His own question. "I tell you, open your eyes and look at the fields. They are ripe for harvest.
Jesus is telling them, "you know the signs when it's time to harvest their own personal fields". But what Jesus wants them to see is the harvest of lost souls. The field is the world. They are ripe for salvation.
That's about it in a nutshell. Of course the chapter goes on. I hope you understand this. If not, let me know.
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