Last night, the youth of Flowing Grace and the adults who joined them particiated with over 100 other people in the Aurora area making packets of food for people around the world who are hungry. It has been a while since I have served with this organization and it is amazing how it has grown. Working for the good of God’s love and God’s children, we packed 156 boxes of food. This equals 33,696 meals and will feed 92 children for a year.
With all of that work and all the meals packed by this organization and many others it is amazing that people still go hungry. Why is it that children die every day from hunger? Why is it that a mother starves herself so her child has a few grains of rice to eat? Why is it that I probably waste more food than what some people have to eat at all?
While I am not here to have a political discourse about hunger and policies or greed and materialism, I do believe it is our duty as Christians to dig deep into prayer, examine our lives and living and find more and more ways to help. As I watched our youth working very hard and packing the boxes, I wondered what I would do if they were the ones who were hungry. How would I feel if Josh had nothing to eat or Kate was suffering from diseases due to hunger? What if James hadn’t had clean water to drink in weeks? What if Carlin cried every night because her belly was empty?
Other than James, none of them are my biological children, but as a Christian, they are my sons and daughters in Christ, my brothers and sisters who need to be cared for as if they were my own. This does not stop with those I know, but those who eat the food that I helped pack are also my brothers and sisters, sons and daughters in Jesus Christ. I must do all I can to help all of God’s children, as much as I would help Anna, Timmy or James!
“Take care that you do not despise one of these little ones; for, I tell you, in heaven their angels continually see the face of my Father in heaven. – Matthew 18:10