Matthew 6:11 Give us today our daily bread.
Today is the Sabbath and I didn’t do any work today, but I did take a load of nonperishable food items to our church, where it will be bagged up and delivered to a few of the homeless sites in this area. The pastor and several deacons we’re on hand to unload the van and take the food items inside. While they were unloading the van a homeless man approached us and asked for a few dollars. The pastor said that he had no money, but he had plenty of food. That wasn’t what the homeless man was looking for, so one of the deacons did give him a few dollars, and he went on his way. While driving back home I thought about the encounter with the homeless man, and I wondered if that homeless man might could have been Jesus in disguise, dropping by to check us out. For the Bible does tell us that, where two or more are gathered in my name there am I also in their midst. It also tells us that, what you do for the least of these you also do for me. Later this afternoon I took a nap on the couch with the puppies, and I had a disturbing dream. My dream was interrupted when a Walmart driver called to say that my delivery was on its way. When I went outside to get the delivery, the first thing I saw was a loaf of bread and some crackers. After putting the items away, I went back to the couch and started thinking about the dream I had had. I dreamed that Jesus had returned, and was saddened by the fact that so many are cold and hungry, while so many others were comfortable and living in opulence, with total disregard for the needs of the poor. Since I had just delivered a load of food stuffs for the homeless to the church, and then I had this dream, I began to wonder If God was trying to tell me something. So, in trying to figure out what it was, I checked the verse of the day that pops up on my cell phone everyday. It was the verse referenced above. I cried when I realized what God might be trying to tell me. Jesus is often referred to as the bread of life, and I just received a generous helping of my daily bread. Praise the holy name of Jesus!
Bread And Wine
After a certain amount of time,
A Christian needs to graduate.
To put into practice all he has learned,
And then begin to cultivate.
God needs workers in the field,
To prepare the soil and plant the seeds.
To bring in the harvest when its time,
And then attend to other needs.
Too many people sit in church,
Claiming to be holier than thou.
They really need to get off their butts,
And get behind a plow.
The fields are ripe its time to harvest,
The fruit is rotting on the vine.
We’re still sitting in our pews,
Eating the bread and drinking the wine.