Bag of Food

by Deb Leib
For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in. (Matthew 25:35)
I’ve been going on mission trips to the Dominican Republic for fourteen years. Every night we give a devotion; God laid this on my heart. We do food distribution and my devotion was related to the food we hand out.
Bulk of Rice and Beans: This represents the Bible before it is opened. It is the Bulk of God’s Word. When it is opened, it serves people everywhere.
Sardines: Like fish in the sea, they swim in many directions. Our Bible says that there is only one way, and that’s through our Lord, Jesus Christ.
Spaghetti: When it gets soft, it’s not always straight. God did not promise us that there wouldn’t be hills to climb and valleys to go through, but He promised He would be there to help us through them.
Oil and Boullion cubes: These melt into liquid and absorb into the food, like God’s Word melts into our hearts, so we can learn more about Him.
Once we have gathered the food, we put each item into a bag and tie it shut. That is like taking God’s Word that we study and holding it dear in our hearts.
Once the bag is opened, when we hand them out, the food is like God’s Word, being passed out everywhere.

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