Meanwhile his disciples urged him, “Rabbi, eat something.”
But he said to them, “I have food to eat that you know nothing about.”
Then his disciples said to each other, “Could someone have brought him food?” John 4:31-33
When you go to a fast-food place, you stand and look up at the menu to order, but did you know that many restaurants have what is called a “secret” menu. These are items you cannot see, but can order them if you know what to ask for.
Arby’s has the meat mountain, a sandwich made with all the kinds of meats they serve.
McDonald’s has the Land, Sea and Air burger. This is a sandwhich with chicken, fish, and meat on it.
Sonics Purple Sprite is a mixing of lemonade, Powerade, and Cranberry juice.
When the disciples come back, they were concerned that Jesus had not eaten anything. Maybe Jesus had been fasting or simply ministering so much he had forgone eating. Jesus then described what was “feeding him”
“My food,” said Jesus, “is to do the will of him who sent me and to finish his work.”
Jesus was consumed with reaching those who had not been reached, like this Samaritan woman. Jesus was eating off the secret menu that the Pharisees and the disciples did not know was available to them.
As believers, we’re trained to “order off the menu”. We ask for a double portion of God’s blessing, large faith fries and a healing shake. When was the last time you ordered off the secret menu?
Lord, help us do your will and finish your work