Hungry people are everywhere.
One morning, years ago, I was running tight to leave for work. I was standing at the kitchen counter drinking my morning protein shake and my five year-old son Elijah walked in from just waking up.
“Dad, I want some breakfast.”
Renee was still asleep from working late the night before and I said, “I’m sorry, son. I can’t get you anything right now. Mom will be up soon and she’ll take care of you.”
He paused thoughtfully while I finished my shake and then said, “Dad, if you saw a hungry man, would you give him something to eat?”
Now how do you answer that?
“Well, yes, Elijah, I would.”
“I’m a hungry man.”
Needless to say he got some breakfast and I arrived at the office a little later than I had planned.
“Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? …”The King will reply, ‘I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.'” (Matthew 25:37-40)
Hungry people are everywhere. Physically hungry, spiritually hungry, hungry for food and encouragement and love and the Gospel.
Who can we feed today?