"The number of those who ate was about five thousand men, besides women and children." (Matthew 14:21)
When I say "food" what do you think of? Your favorite? What you ate last night? What you will NOT eat? What about "feeding"? How are you at feeding others? Our mother had a special gift - she could feed however many sat down at her table. She could do this no matter when you arrived at her table. She did NOT pass this gift on to me - you are welcome at my table but let me know you are coming.
Today's readings are about faith and feeding/food. Jacob's name is changed to Israel because of his faith in, and struggles with, God. (Genesis 32:28) In Romans we are reminded of the patriarchs and the ancestry of Jesus - the Messiah. (Romans 9:5) And Jesus is "feeding" 5,000 men (so probably closer to 10,000 people when you add in "women and children") (14:21) But I want you to notice something...Jesus is healing (feeding) - body, teaching (feeding) - mind, fellowship (feeding) - Spirit. The people sat on the grass and "he gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the people." (Matthew 14:19) Jesus is "feeding" mind, body and Spirit.
So...my questions are - when, and where, are you feeding your Spirit? How are you growing and strengthening your relationship with God through Jesus Christ, by the power of the Holy Spirit? Yes, as Caregivers we are BUSY while things are changing and challenging. All the more reason to make sure we are "feeding" our Spirit and strengthening our relationship with God. Something to think about....
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.