We are finite beings, limited and bounded. And yet, the way we were created, we expend energy. This means that we run down, like Double A batteries do. We run out. We get depleted.
On the physical level, this is what food and drink do. They nourish us. They build us up. They strengthen us. And in the same way, spiritual food strengthens us as well.
But we must understand that this is not a symmetrical relationship, and our connection with Him is not a zero sum connection. We are nourished by the life of God, but God Himself is nourished by nothing. He is life itself. He never runs down, He is never depleted, and He never tires.
He could create as many universes as there are stars, and He could do it with just a nod. When He created our cosmos in six days, and rested on the seventh, that rest was not taken because He needed it. It was taken because we needed it, and He was creating the sabbath, patterning it for us, as the Lord taught, for man.
What this means is that however much you are strengthened in this meal, God is not diminished by that amount. He is inexhaustible in the nature of the case. What He gives to us remains with Him, and this can be so because, ultimately, He is giving us Himself. And understanding this is one of the ways that His grace can be multiplied in you. As Peter put it, “Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord,” (2 Peter 1:2). So what God gives you here, He does not lose.
So come, and welcome, to Jesus Christ.