When God became human in Jesus, he became dependent on food for nourishment


See my hands and my feet, that it is I myself. Touch me, and see. For a spirit does not have flesh and bones as you see that I have.” And when he had said this, he showed them his hands and his feet. And while they still disbelieved for joy and were marveling, he said to them, “Have you anything here to eat?” They gave him a piece of broiled fish, and he took it and ate before them.”

Luke 24:39-43

When God became human in Jesus, he became dependent on food for nourishment. He created a new relational dynamic between God and humankind. God accepted food offerings from the ancient Israelites as a gift, but it was understood that God was host at each commensal meal. But in Jesus, the divine host became a guest, too. Jesus ate food from his disciples after his resurrection to show them that he was flesh and blood. Eating showed that Jesus’ humanity was permanent, that he’d share an existence of mutual dependence for keeps.

Rebekah Devine is Executive Assistant to Shane Claiborne at Red Letter Christians. She holds an M.A. in Biblical Exegesis, an M.Litt in Theology and the Arts, and a B.S. in Biblical Studies. Rebekah blogs sporadically at rebekahdevine.com, and is writing a memoir about growing up messianic Jewish(ish) called A Wandering God Was My Father. Find her on Facebook and Twitter (@rebekahmdevine).
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About eslkevin

I am a peace educator who has taken time to teach and work in countries such as the USA, Germany, Japan, Nicaragua, Mexico, the UAE, Kuwait, Oman over the past 4 decades.
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