One Believer’s Testimonies

Trusting the Lord’s Promises Part 2 of 4

About lunch time the following Saturday, we received a phone invitation, (this is typical of our culture),  to be invited to a birthday party already in progress. The hostess was celebrating their child’s birthday with food enough to feed a small village, and she did and entreated us to take part in the feast. We didn’t refuse. They were serving grilled carne asada, Spanish rice, refried pinto beans, Mexican soups, and many other authentic Mexican delicacies. As the party drew near to a close again she entreated us to take much of the leftover food home with us. We left with our bellies full and enough food for the following morning and afternoon. 

Sunday afternoon arrived and we prepared ourselves for church where we could expect to have a decent snack after service. As we gathered for those snacks and fellowship we had a guest from another church visit our church this particular Sunday. She was there in support of her friend and to invite us to a picnic her church was having that very afternoon.

We were quite involved in our church at the time so we weren’t immediately able to arrive at the picnic, and by the time we did they were cleaning up and divvying up the remaining food. That Sunday this church served hamburgers, hot dogs, all of their fixings, chips, juice boxes, and other non perishable snacks. I apologized for being late and was offered to take a lot of food home. I questioned, “Doesn’t anyone else want or have a need for some of this food? This young lady did ask and only one other family were willing to take the leftovers off their hands. This was enough food for that afternoon, that evening, the next morning, all the way through late Tuesday afternoon. 

Each day food was provided it was consistently enough for more than seven and just as consistently there were always leftovers which reminds me of when Jesus fed the 5,000. 

Matthew 14:13-21 Jesus Feeds the Five Thousand

Now when Jesus heard this, he withdrew from there in a boat to a desolate place by himself. But when the crowds heard it, they followed him on foot from the towns. When he went ashore he saw a great crowd, and he had compassion on them and healed their sick. Now when it was evening, the disciples came to him and said, “This is a desolate place, and the day is now over; send the crowds away to go into the villages and buy food for themselves.” But Jesus said, “They need not go away; you give them something to eat.” They said to him, “We have only five loaves here and two fish.” And he said, “Bring them here to me.” Then he ordered the crowds to sit down on the grass, and taking the five loaves and the two fish, he looked up to heaven and said a blessing. Then he broke the loaves and gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the crowds. And they all ate and were satisfied. And they took up twelve baskets full of the broken pieces left over. And those who ate were about five thousand men, besides women and children.

To be continued…

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