Christ or Kung Fu Panda?

John 6:35 Then Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life. He who comes to me will never go hungry, and he who believes in me will never be thirsty.”

This is my new “2 ways 2 live” tract for Christian contentment.

I am a great fan of Kung Fu Panda (1 & 2). I weep tears of uncontrollable hysteria watching Po wobble his way through his adventures.

Sadly the area where we are most alike is not in my mastery of the art of Kung Fu, but rather in the skills of comfort eating. Like Po, when I feel low, I can pack away enough grub to defeat an army of locusts. Each mouthful promises to answer the ache inside. But of course it is always a lie. So I munch on and on until I replace one ache with another… indigestion!

There is another place to go with my emptiness and discontentment. It is to Christ. He promises that if I feed on him I will find the satisfaction that I crave.

I cannot be more loved than I have been through the cross of Christ.  I cannot have greater hope than has been given me through his resurrection. I cannot have greater power than dwells in me by his Spirit.

There is no greater soul food than these truths. What I need to do is feed on them! And the occasional Chinese take away…