Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Food for the Soul

Food is one of the essential needs of man in order to survive. It provides us with nourishment and keeps us energized throughout the day. If you're one of my friends in Instagram, you know that I'm a foodie! One of my joys is not only to eat, but also to devour gourmet food at its best. 

Unfortunately, not all people are blessed enough to eat three meals a day. Back in my hometown, it breaks my heart whenever I see people, especially little ones, digging through the disgusting mountain of trash just to find something to satisfy their tummies. Much to my surprise, not only third world countries suffer from starvation. You can also find a lot of people here in the US who can hardly provide food for their families and even for themselves. Life is just as hard and it knows no race.  

One good way of giving back glory and honor to God as Christians is to show compassion and love to those in need. When my friend in Singles for Christ told me about this volunteer work at the Atlanta Food Bank, I didn't think twice. We helped in sorting out surplus food donated by supermarkets specifically, meat like poultry, chicken, beef, etc. It's nice to know that they just don't get dumped in the trash and that organization like Soup Kitchen collects them and they make a nice meal out of them. For the record, we sorted out 9,354 pounds/ 6,354 meals! That means that we made 6,354 people full and happy.

It's such a rewarding and humbling experience to be able to help those who are in need. God has blessed me with so much and I believe that He put me in this position for a purpose. It is only through the grace of God that we can live not just for ourselves but for others as well. Our goal should be not just to abide in pursuing our own happiness and our own survival but instead to be a light and joy to the world.  Jesus is the perfect example of an unselfish and generous love. 

I'm also grateful that I have friends in the community with golden hearts. 

Thank you Jesus for changing our lives and the life of other people we may have touched. 

Then Jesus declared, "I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty. -John 6:35

Fridate at Atlanta Food Bank
Singles for Christ Georgia!

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