I headed to the woods the other morning with my 3 boys to knock out some post-season deer hunting chores. Reloading trail cameras, freshening up salt licks, and pulling a few treestands was the mission of the morning. It wouldn't take too long, but I knew we'd be gone all morning.
"Y'all be sure to grab something to eat before we leave," I said to the boys earlier that morning.
Their reply - "Nah, we're good to go. We're not hungry."
Of course, hours in to our work in the woods, the boys realized they weren't good to go. They were hot, sweaty, tired, and hungry. "I'm starving," one of them said as we finished at our last farm and climbed back into the Jeep.
On the way back to the house to grab lunch, one of the boys dug into the console of the Jeep to do a little snoopin' and discovered a Little Debbie Oatmeal Creme Pie left over from duck season. Their reaction was priceless!
You'd have thought they just watched Jesus feed the 5000. There was no doubt in their mind the Little Debbie was a miracle from God.
Not sure exactly how to handle the situation of one Little Debbie for 3 starving boys, I snatched it from them, ate half, and explained to them how man cannot live by bread alone - and they should have listened to their father earlier in the day when I told them to eat.
Seriously, it proved to be a simple reminder that there's a hunger inside of us that leaves us unable to say, "I'm good to go."
The boys were reminded that if they don't have water, snacks, and Little Debbie's, they're not good to go. Likewise, without Jesus, none of us are good to go.
Without Jesus, there's a hunger within us that cannot be filled. Do you know Him? Have you made Him the boss of your life?