Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Whatcha Doing with That Bread?

Pioneer women used to spend all day making bread for the family. Today's women and men work all day for the bread that feeds the family. "Bread" can signify food or the money it takes to buy the food.

There's a verse in Ecclesiastes that talks about bread:

"Cast your bread upon the waters
for after many days you will find it again.
Give portions to seven, yes to eight,
for you do not know what disaster
may come upon the land."
~Ecclesiastes 11:1

In church on Sunday, missionaries from Mexico talked about their work in an orphanage. Children with little or nothing receive help through the goodwill of people who have never met them--people who are casting their bread upon the waters, giving portions to seven or more.

That caused me to think. What am I doing with my bread?

Jesus loved the little children, instructing His disciples to let the children come unto Him and forbid them not--for of such is the kingdom of Heaven. If Jesus cared for the children, shouldn't we as His followers?

It is good to know our Bibles. It is good to study doctrine. It is also good to put feet to our beliefs and to consider what James says in his epistle:

"Religion that God our Father
accepts as pure and faultless is this:
to look after orphans and widows in their distress
and to keep oneself from being
polluted by the world."
~James 1:27

Do you, like me, hear a voice saying: "Whatcha doing with that bread?"

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