The opening verses of Psalm 42 are well known. The New International version translates these verses in this way: As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, O God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God.

We assume the Psalmist is King David. The one who longed to restore worship of God to his people. The psalmist compared his yearning for the living God to the longing of a deer for water. The animal’s need for water to sustain its life forms a fitting simile for a soul’s need of the living God, the Source of spiritual life.

Jesus told us that man does not live on bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God. Just as we would waste away physically without food, so too do we waste away spiritually with out food.

I hope you eat well today!