1 Kings 17:14 For thus saith the LORD God of Israel, The barrel of meal shall not waste, neither shall the cruse of oil fail, until the day that the LORD sendeth rain upon the earth.
Most people in the United States do not truly know what it’s like to be starving. Some have been hungry at times, but few are actually starving. Through the generosity of many people and organizations, there are Food Banks, Rescue Missions, and Soup Kitchens in almost every major metropolitan city in the US. Truth be told, most people in this great land toss out more food in a week, than some in third world countries eat in a year. Most of us can’t even imagine not having some idea of how to get some food, from somewhere, in the next few days. However, what if that were the case in your life? What if you had no prospect of any food, from anyone, anywhere, and you only had one sandwich left? Then a person walks up and says; “if you will give me part of your sandwich, I guarantee that you will not run out of bread and lunch meat for a long time.” What would you do?
This is the situation the widow woman in 1 Kings 17 found herself in. Even worse, it was not only her last meal, but her son’s last meal as well. However, the man who walked up did not make the guarantee of a meal on his own. He said to her; “…thus saith the Lord God of Israel.” This woman really thought that she and her son were about to die. For her there was no hope, until the God of hope stepped in. She did not place her trust in Elijah, as much as she placed her trust in the God of Elijah and Israel. God’s guarantees are rock solid.
We too had no hope of escaping this world alive until the God of all hope stepped in. He is our Bread of Life. I once heard said that sharing the gospel is like one beggar, telling another beggar, where they had found bread.
Will you tell a hungry world about the Bread of Life?
Living In His Word Ministries
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… and the Word of God into people.”
Dr. Franklin J. Senters Th.D.
Founder and Executive Director