I don’t know the meaning of hunger.
Oh, there are moments, when I’m dieting, that I think I will faint without something sweet.
Not exactly the definition of starving.
But at my fingertips, I have a vast array of choices and could satisfy my stomach at my choosing.
I have noticed the rise in food costs and the increase in fuel. I’ve renewed my membership to The Grocery Game to build up my pantry and we’ve opted to stay closer to home for our summer road trips.
But, we are still eating as much as we want (and that’s why I need to diet) and we have enough money to purchase gasoline, even though we cringe at the pump.
My home is slightly affected by the changes in our economy.
But when you look at our world and read about the Global Food Crisis, I am in the minority.
Tomorrow, June 25, has been declared a day of fasting and prayer for hungry people around our globe.
Can you imagine offering your daughter soup made from tree leaves? Or encouraging your son to sleep during lunch, so his hungry tummy won’t hurt so badly?
Blessings abound in America. When we see $4 a gallon, we complain, but we continue our life.
Today, I watched a video clip about an 11 year old boy in Indonesia who was being given to an orphanage because his parents could no longer feed him and his two younger brothers. How could they? I swallowed the lump in my throat as I heard his mother say, “Be tough.”
Love knows no limits.
Take a minute to pray for those who are less fortunate. When you look into the precious face of your child today, picture the mother across the ocean who is asking God for a miracle to feed her child, and pray for her.
The next bite of food you take, pause, whisper a prayer for those without. Share this with your kids and make a difference. You can visit Compassion International and give here.