Brunch with Jesus—part 4
The disciples who came to Christ’s brunch received the bread of life, but that wasn’t all that happened. Many musicians believe that brunch with Jesus is about feasting and the musician’s leading others in musical praise responses to Christ. That is certainly part of what should happen, but it is only a part of what happens. After the filling portion of their experience of having brunch with Jesus, He got down to business with them. John 21:15 explains, “So when they had dined, Jesus saith to Simon Peter, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me more than these? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my lambs.” Notice that Jesus first told Simon Peter to feed His lambs. The Greek word translated feed in the AV is bosko (1006) which connotes the act of feeding the lambs.
Next, “He saith to him again the second time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my sheep.” The Greek word translated feed in the AV is poimaino (4165) which has more meaning than the mere act of feeding and means to tend or care for the adult sheep as a shepherd. The shepherd’s responsibilities included many things like leading, correcting, protecting and much more. Finally, “He saith unto him the third time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? Peter was grieved because he said unto him the third time, Lovest thou me? And he said unto him, Lord, thou knowest all things; thou knowest that I love thee. Jesus saith unto him, Feed (bosko 1006) my sheep.”
Thought for the Day
It is much easier for a musician to go about the task of feeding Christ’s lambs and Sheep with music than it is for him or her to love them enough to care for their needs by pastoring them.
Song for the Day—Make Me a Servant by Kelly Willard
Prayer for the Day
My precious Lord I want to do your will when I music. If I know my heart I want my musicing to feed your little lambs and also your mature sheep. I am sobered by the fact that you said to Peter that a test of loving you was feeding and caring for your lambs and sheep. I am asking you to give me the wisdom to discern Your will for musicing that will be acceptable in your sight. This I am asking in Your wise and wonderful name. Amen