“Jesus saith unto them, Come and dine. And none of the disciples durst ask him, Who art thou? knowing that it was the Lord.” —John 21:12
Many things call for your earnest attention; but it will be poor haste if you rush to work without refreshing the inner man. Pause a while, and feast with your Lord, in order that you may be able to attend to your pressing duties. If you had a tree to fell, you would count it no loss of time first to sharpen your axe. When the axe is sharp, then the tree will come down all the sooner: sharpen, therefore, the axe of your mind. This morning have nothing to do but to attend to the commissariat of your soul. The Lord’s first miracle was at a wedding feast; and in the miracle now before us he provides a breakfast. His is no starveling gospel, he giveth us all things richly to enjoy. Hear his cry, in the ancient Song of Songs: “Eat, O friends; drink, yea, drink abundantly, O beloved.” Dear child of God, believe, and doubt not. Should a choice morsel come your way, partake of it with a believing confidence.
—Charles H. Spurgeon (1834-1892)
Delivered Sunday Morning, February 24, 1889 at the Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington
Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit, Vol. 35 Sermon No. 2072, “Breakfast with Jesus”