Barefoot On The Rock, Bible Cartoons and Commentary by Rob ART Morgan
John: "How about a Sychar Sandwich and a Goat Milk Shake?"
Bible Cartoon Series 1: Sychar Sandwich, John 4:27-34
Jesus: "No thanks. I have food ye know not."
READ: John 4:27-34
Sychar Sandwich

In the world of "Big Mac Attacks," "You Deserve A Break Today," and "Have It Your Way," Jesus reminds us that there is something more important than food and more satisfying than a "Happy Meal." It's knowing beyond a shadow of a doubt that you are exactly where God wants you to be, doing what He wants you to do. Moses discovered this truth and tried to share it with the Israelites when he said, " shall not live by bread alone; but man lives by every word that proceeds from the mouth of the LORD." (Deuteronomy. 8:3b NKJV)

Jesus was at the right place, at the right time, talking to the right person about the right thing. As a result, the life of the Samaritan woman was changed forever. It gave Jesus such a rush that food and eating were the LAST thing on His mind.

True to form, the "Rockheads" didn't get it. They assumed He must have eaten something for a snack. "Has anyone brought Him anything to eat?" (verse 33) They missed the point that day. Some years later, Peter experienced a similar
feeling. He was waiting on the roof of a friend's home for dinner to be prepared when the Lord showed him in a vision that he was to accept Gentiles into his scope of ministry. When he heard the knock on the door below and the appeal of the Gentiles for him to come preach, he forgot all about the meal. He had finally experienced "food ye know not." (see Acts 10).
1. Have you ever been so engrossed in a book or game or program or project that you forgot to eat and didn't even think of being hungry? Was it something important or just interesting?

2. In what ways does our focus on food and eating numb us to what's really going on around us? How does it hinder us from tuning in to God's perfect will?

3. Can you think of some situations in the Bible where food and eating enhanced a spiritual lesson? (If you can't, try looking at John 6, Luke 24:13-32, Luke 24:36-43, John 21:6-13, and Revelation 3:20)
"Lord, I know that I need You to give me my daily bread, but may I not live on bread alone. May I live by every Word that comes from You. May I experience the satisfying feeling that comes from doing what YOU want me to do... today... right now."
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