“And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. But rather fear Him who is able to destroy both body and soul in hell” (Matthew 10:23).
My wife thinks it’s a little nerdy, but I enjoy watching documentaries. I enjoy documentaries about nature and history. Another type of documentary that greatly interests me are those that provide information about how a healthy, wholesome diet can provide us with much healthier bodies and minds. I’m talking about those documentaries that reveal just how dangerous processed foods can be–it’s like a documentary version of a horror film! It scares me to learn about some of the things I am eating!
While the movement toward selecting real food that is grown (or raised) in healthy, sustainable ways has some value, we must never lose sight of what is really important, as in what matters for eternity. We can eat right, exercise right and do our best to try to do right…and never get around to investigating what really matters for eternity. What matters for eternity is this question, posed by the Philippian jailer: “Sirs, what must I do to be saved?” Paul’s answer: “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved…” (Acts 16:30-31).
As a Christian, I have in my possession “food” that can be carried to and shared with another lost, hurting soul. This Bread is better than organic. You and I should guard the message of the cross such that it has no harmful additives. The Bread of Life, Jesus Christ, is life-giving and life-sustaining. Through the activities and opportunities in our church that Bro. Tommy has highlighted above, let’s get this good news out with zeal and passion. No diet or exercise plan can defeat sin (with its eternal consequences!) and death, but Christ has already defeated sin and death. Let’s get out that good news to our community!