"And this he said to prove him, for he
himself knew what he would do." Jn. 6:6
ometimes the teacher writes a hard problem
on the blackboard. He calls
us to the front of the class and hands the chalk. We are about to be tested. What
have we learned?
What had Philip learned from all those days and
nights with Jesus? What had
he learned at the Pool of Bethesda or by the well at Sychar. What had he learned at the wedding at Cana when the water was
turned into wine?
Philip was still having problems with his
multiplication tables. Christ
knew the answer. He could
and would solve the problem. When
God rings the bell (School or Dinner) we need only show up and take our
seat in the classroom or at the table. Christ can fill our mind, our heart, or our plate.
If you are pondering over some difficult problem
you find impossible to answer. In
faith and humility hand the Master the chalk and ask him to show you
"what he would do."
I have failed
to pass some living test
To trust though faith assailed
letting God then do what's best
It's not my blood or my
That will take my soul to glory
But Christ's shed blood
that has the worth
And that's the Gospel story