Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Thankful Thursday--food

They devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. Acts 2:42

This week I'm thankful for sharing meals with friends and colleagues. It's not that big of a deal to cook for eight (or 12, like Tuesday night) instead of four, and it's fun to share time together.

I'm thankful that we live in a land of plenty and diversity, that we don't eat the same thing every day, every meal. How often I take for granted that morning banana or orange that came from many miles away!

I'm thankful for those who hunger and thirst for righteousness sake...and for those ministries that bring food to the hungry, from Second Harvest to Meals on Wheels to Bread for the World and World Vision. If you want to help, play the Rice Vocabulary game and donate rice through the UN Food program.

I'm thankful for the bread of life from heaven and manna for today--that God provides for today's needs today, and for tomorrow's needs tomorrow. I just have to trust that He will.

And I'm thankful to Iris for hosting Thankful Thursdays!

9 comments:

Pia said...

food is so basic and yet most of the time we forget to say our grace and thank God for it. i'm guilty of that sometimes. thank God for reminders like this. happy TT.

Denise said...

Amen, beautiful thankful list.

Tess said...

I say AMEN!

Laurie Ann said...

Great list of thanks. I went by the website and donated 700 grains. I wish I could just feed all the hungry, you know? Happy Thankful Thursday to you.

Michele Williams said...

What a wonderful post! Thanks so much for bring this to our attention!

Beelieve You Can!
Psalm 18:29

Jennifer said...

Amen! The little things that we forget to say "thank you" for has been on my heart lately.

God is our everything and He gives us everything that we have...we need to remember to thank Him.

Happy TT!

Bonnie said...

So very true... what will worry add to your life... What gifts we have from God above who takes care of us each day, whatever that looks like to Him.

Mary said...

It is fun to share with others. The rewards are a very full heart. Thanks for sharing today. Blessings.

Lynn said...

Hi Ann,

I'm thankful for those who hunger and thirst for righteousness sake...and for those ministries that bring food to the hungry....

Amen.. Amen.. Great post.