“The eyes of all look hopefully to you;
you give them their food in due season.”
Just as Elisha fed one hundred men
from a few barley loaves,
so Jesus feeds a multitude of us
even today. We too are among
the hopeful ones who look to the Lord
for our food in due season.
“The hand of the Lord feeds us.”
His presence is shown in the help,
nourishment, and salvation
that He shows to us.
We are dependent
on our Lord to feed us.
Just as Jesus fed five thousand men
from a few loaves and two fish,
so Jesus provides us
with spiritual nourishment even today.
“The Lord satisfies the desire
of every living thing,”
as our psalmist says.
He opens wide his hand for us.
All we have to do is call upon him.
Our psalmist says it right –
“You Lord are near to all
who call upon you.”
We are His faithful ones,
and we praise God and give Him thanks
because of His divine attributes
of compassion and love.
And we sing this psalm
in honor of our Lord Jesus Christ,
who shares fully in the perfection of God,
and in the works of the Father.
1. The Psalm Response this Sunday is,
"The hand of the Lord feeds us; he answers all our needs."
Tell of the ways you are being fed by the Lord, spiritually, and physically.
2. Our psalmist says, "The Lord is near to all who call upon him ...."
Explain how you have reached out to the Lord and how He is present to you.