I am an early riser and I utilize my morning time for many things, one of which is perusing Face Book for recent posts and updates. Yes Face Book can be a huge time waster but it is also a great way to stay in contact with what is happening in the lives of your friends. (That’s my story and I’m sticking to it!)
This morning I was greeted with a precious gift from a long time friend Barb Sherer. Barb is a photographer and often posts her artwork on Facebook. Barb’s post was a precious picture of an infant just a few days old. (Visit www.barbshererphotography.com to view tons of baby pictures)
As I looked at this tiny baby I saw innocence. He was so very new to this world and so pure. He has not sinned. He’s never been ridiculed by friends nor torn down by discouraging comments of others. He’s never experienced rejection, failure, or heart ache. He’s never lost a job nor harmed another person. He has never sinned. This child is so new the only thing he’s ever really experienced is love, and I was in awe. His future was bright and filled with infinite possibilities. The sky is the limit for this child.
Sometimes we fail to realize how God sees us and we forget how very special we are in God’s eyes. God is our Holy and Heavenly Father– and we–are His. He doesn’t look on us with disdain, God looks on us with love and sees infinite possibilities!
After viewing this newborn child I asked myself, “Does my life (and more importantly my behavior) reflect God’s hope for me and my future?” When we’re born God has hopes and dreams for us and those hopes and dreams are still alive in Him. (See Jeremiah 29:11) Are they alive in me? Are they alive in you?
So what does this message have to do with Forever Fed? Our goal is to not only meet the physical needs of hungry people we’re also about restoring hope and teaching others they are precious in His sight. Sure, we travel to impoverished neighborhoods and feed hungry folks but through our service we hope to show our guests just how MUCH God cares for them.
Without a healthy serving of hope and love, it’s just food.
“Whoever then humbles himself as this child, he is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. And whoever receives one such child in My name receives Me” (Matthew 18:4,5 NAS)