On this mountain the LORD of hosts will make for all peoples a feast of rich food, a feast of well-aged wine, of rich food full of marrow, of aged wine well refined.
A few years back, I had the privilege of travelling to Israel with my father, and one of my favorite sites was the synagogue at Capernaum where Christ preached that infamous John 6 message. Do you recall the scene? Thousands of people gather around Jesus, not because they crave deliverance, but only because they crave another free meal; yet in verses 55-56, He confounds them with a gospel-invitation that continues to repel the proud as much as it welcomes the humble: “for my flesh is true food, and my blood is true drink. Whoever feeds on my flesh and drinks my blood abides in me, and I in him.” Friend, right now, you’re invited to the mountain of the Lord for a special feast. Right here, in the presence of your enemies, on this dreary February day, the King has invited you to nourish your spirit on the richest of food and the purest of drink.
So don’t rely on coffee and toast to get you through the next few hours. Run to Capernaum—to Calvary—and feast afresh on the Lord by faith.