Yesterday, at the radio station, a listener stopped by bearing gifts of deer sausage, both link and pan. He had heard the morning show make a reference to it on the air a day or two before.
This morning I cooked the sausage and eggs and Susan brought biscuits. Top it off with some ribbon cane syrup and we had a feast at KSWP.
I have never met Thomas, the listener that brought the sausage. And I may never run into him again. But he blessed us! Not only with the sausage but just his generosity in driving to the station to deliver his own sausage.
I saw some scripture in a new light.
Jesus and the disciples had just finished breakfast when Jesus asked a question of Peter.
“Simon, son of Jonah, do you love Me more than these?”
He said to Him, “Yes, Lord; You know that I love You.”
He said to him, “Feed My lambs.” John 21:15
That can be spiritualized and you can say that Peter was to “feed” the word of God – to preach and teach the doctrine of Christ.
A missionary once told me that people hear the Gospel better on a full stomach.
There is a lot of truth in that.
The church should not limit herself to just preaching but in also feeding others. And if the church does not have the resources to do it alone then she should give aid to those that do.
This has been on my heart lately. It’s not just food and preaching the word, but clothing and basic toiletries also.
When Jesus commanded us to
Go therefore and make disciples Matt 28:19
I believe the method in doing that is in His example of feeding, healing, and preaching!
Abba, I want a servants heart to feed Your lambs. In Jesus name, YES&AMEN