This Holy Week we will feed over 1400 children and families from our Matthew 25 project. Seven different outreaches to the poor, the homeless, children and inner-city youth will receive peanut butter, jelly, bread, soup and top ramen. Why? Well during the times when the children are out of school they don’t have the benefit of the school sponsored breakfast and lunch programs. In other words, many if not all struggle to eat. So, we provide food items that are easy to prepare and still nutritious.
I have to say of all the programs God has had me involved in over the years this one has had the most impact. If you are ever interested in helping just give the church a call and you too can bring a cup of cold water (top ramen) a piece of bread, to the “one of the least of these.” Someone’s life will be different because of you.
Andrew of Crete wrote, “Let us say to Christ: Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord, the king of Israel. Let us wave before him like palm branches the words inscribed above him on the cross. Let us show him honor, not with olive branches, but with the splendor of merciful deeds to one another. Let us spread the thoughts and desires of our hearts under his feet like garments, so that he may draw the whole of our being into himself and place the whole of his in us.”
Dear King and Savior may your reign become a reality through the works of our hands and our feet so that Your love may become alive in our hearts. Amen.