March 25, 2018
Our group is the one in charged in cooking for our fellowship today. My friend and I talked about what food we’re going to bring for our fellowship. We talked about her bringing pork, the other lady’s chicken and I am in charge to bring veggies. I don’t know what to cook… to be honest, I am still learning, and I believe I’ll get there someday. I just need a little practice and bringing food at the church is one opportunity to cook for others. I remember my husband taught me how to cook mung bean soup. So, I decided to create an Ilocano style mung bean soup. I added veggies like okra and bitter melon and malunggay leaves to make it healthier.
So before doing my cooking experiment, I asked for the Lord’s guidance to help me cook. I woke up early, so I can prepare and do the cooking while my son was still sleeping. It’s a challenge for me when my husband is not here. I wonder when he’s coming back. I missed him, whenever he’s home and we’re the one in charge of cooking, he’s helping me to cook. But since he’s not here yet, I need to learn to manage my time and do the best I could. I really enjoyed cooking that morning, because it’s so peaceful and I can move with ease because my little monster was asleep.
While cooking, I was wondering if the soup is enough to feed many. On my calculation, it can only feed fifteen people. I was thinking of going to store to buy more ingredients, but I cannot leave my son home alone. So, I just cancel the idea of going to store. I assumed that this will be enough since there are three of us in the group and not only me will bring food.
After done cooking, I gave some to my neighbor and I have a bowl to eat for breakfast with my son. We ate and prepared for church, throw everything in our pick-up truck, buckle up my son, when I received a phone call from my friend, who’s my group mate, reporting that the other lady cannot come. I wasn’t really paying attention to what she’s saying because I am in a rush, we’re getting late for our Purple Book Class and we’re about to leave.
I’m bit worried, I knew this soup was not enough to feed the whole congregation even if my friend come with her pot. Many people will be hungry and what will the people going to say. Hope people understand and still love us after our shortcomings.
I believe that the Lord, already knew what was about to happen. And He has a back-up plan for us to show prove that He is a God of Provision. That in our lacking, there He is to complete. I have peace in my heart, knowing that God shall supply our needs. Then there came this family, with trays of food. It’s their daughter’s 8th birthday! It was unexpected. I didn’t know that the Lord will touch their heart to celebrate with us for they usually do their celebration at home. Hallelujah! I knew the Lord will not let His people get hungry! I was surprised and amazed with God. I praised and thanked the Lord for what He had done!
Truly, the Lord our God is a God of Provision. He provided food for the whole congregation and reminded me a story of Jesus feeding the multitude with just bread and fish and there were still left-over crumbs. After a hearty meal and fellowship, there are a lot of food left, and even the dogs also got their share of this blessing.
Nobody complaint about the mung bean soup I made so I guessed it taste good. What the Lord has done today in our life are scriptures that comes to life.
Matthew 6:25 Jesus said “Therefore I say to you, do not worry about life, what you will eat or what you will drink, not about your body, what will you put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing?”
Matthew 6:32 Jesus said, “For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things.”
Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving let all your request be made known to God and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
I learned a lot of lessons from God today. I knew that there are times I worried too much about things that I missed the blessings of God. There are times that I thought that I wasn’t enough. But through all my shortcomings, there is always a God that provides, that fills in the gap, completing what is lacking and has never ending grace and mercy and so much love to give to each and everyone of us.
Hope this inspire and give you hope. Remember that there is always hope in Jesus. Thank you for reading and God bless you! If you’re in need today, my prayers for you is may the Lord God our Father and Provider blessed you of whatever you need, in Jesus name! Amen
P.S. Jesus loves you.