Do you have a crumby relationship with Jesus? If so you are not alone. The more we think about this, we believe most people have a crumby relationship with God. Most believers are weak and undernourished spiritually because they have not been feasting on Jesus. They have grown fat on ‘self‘ while their spirit withers away.
The wedding banquet
Not that having a crumby relationship with God is His fault. No, we are quite sure the responsibility for this lay with us. Ever since God ejected Adam from Eden, we have not had a relationship with God either of us would like. We are distant, estranged, separated from Him. God wanted us back in relationship. He had a plan.
God prepared a banquet in heaven for His Beloved Son and His Bride; expecting a grand reunion one day. A beautiful banquet of love, truth and faithfulness for us and Jesus. But how will people know a feast awaits them? Simple. The Father took the crumbs from His table and scattered them across the globe and throughout history. God was giving us a trail to follow; a trail of crumbs. By following the crumbs we are on our way to feasting on Jesus.
Follow the trail
The ancients gathered these clues together into one book we call the Bible. In this wonderful book, we can see all the crumbs leading people to one destination, Jesus. Those who ate the crumbs grew into the likeness of Jesus. Their testimonies became crumbs for others.
The Bible, testimonies of faith, beautiful as they are, are still just crumbs. They are not the banquet that awaits, only clues and shadows of the goodness beyond. The Father calls us to eat these crumbs, following the trail to the destination, Jesus. This journey takes patient endurance, but the crumbs provide sustenance as we travel. As we follow God He leads us ever onward to enjoy the fullness of Himself and restore what Adam lost. A return to the garden God created where we could commune with Him.
Feasting on Jesus
“And He answered, It is not right (proper, becoming, or fair) to take the children’s bread and throw it to the little dogs. She said, Yes, Lord, yet even the little pups (little whelps) eat the crumbs that fall from their [young] masters’ table. Then Jesus answered her, O woman, great is your faith!” Matthew 15:26-28 AMPC
It is our lot to have a crumby relationship with Jesus. This will only last a time. If we are faithful to follow the trail, it will lead to a banquet where we can be feasting on Jesus for eternity. Without restriction. No more crumbs. Until then, enjoy your bit of manna for this day.
Homer and Wanda