For me, few things are better than eating good food! However, the best meal I ever had was just a few simple burgers. I was a soldier serving in a dark, snowy and cold Bavaria. After a long patrol, we were given the chance to get some rest and warmth in the back of a truck. Only minutes later there was a knock against the back door, and my heart sank; surely we weren’t being called back on duty already?

But the door opened to reveal a box full of hot, steaming burgers. They filled us, warmed us and made us feel better. I’ve never felt as good after a meal as I did that day.

That meal reminds me of a song in the Bible written by David (a king and soldier). He knew that just as food restores physical strength, God gives us spiritual strength as we spend time with Him and read His Word. David wrote, “Taste and see that the LORD is good . . . . The young lions lack and suffer hunger; but those who seek the LORD shall not lack any good thing” (Psalm 34:8-10).

Just as we need to eat to stay strong and healthy, we also need to spend time with God regularly to be ‘filled’ and strengthened spiritually. His Word is our spiritual food!

The more you feast on God’s Word, the healthier you will become.


Lee McDade


Our Daily Bread