As I was reading the devotional Our Daily Bread, which was in a care package I recently got from one of the shared meals for the homeless and needy in Bucks County, PA, I was reminded about what a blessing these community meals are. As I read the devotional, I was truly fed spiritually.
He humbled you, causing you to hunger and then feeding you with manna, which neither you nor your ancestors had known, to teach you that man does not live on bread alone but on every word that comes from the mouth of the LORD.“ -Deuteronomy 8:3
The salient points such as we have a God who loves and cares for us no matter what. He helps us navigate through troubled waters. When we mess up, it’s not over; God forgives us of our sins and renews our hearts.
A little while back, one of the hosts at another church community meals gave me a copy of Dr. Charles Stanley’s In Touch. It was very edifying. The hosts interaction with their guests is another good part of this ministry. In one of the Our Daily Bread devotionals I read today, ”Written on the Heart”, the author pointed out that we communicate the faith by the way we talk to others and behave.
God created us to live in community, helping one another.
“We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God.” -2 Corinthians 5:20
In my book, the shared meals are one thing I write about. https://www.amazon.com/There-Are-Homeless-Buck-County/dp/172865209X/ref=sr_1_fkmrnull_1?keywords=there%20are%20homeless%20in%20bucks%20county&qid=1555953133&s=gateway&sr=8-1-fkmrnull&fbclid=IwAR2x3SKmaynu1NpSSlpiXlxRhJ_Rd0csXzhmoCc5UHDifcHVRLbAbpmVZok