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our daily bread

September.15.2009

There is this man on our street who sits on the pavement everyday – not begging as many people do, just covering himself from the sun, the winds, the outside.  He probably has no idea who his next meal will come from.  He has too many years under his belt to do manual labor and not enough sight or strength to hold a good job.  I wish I could communicate better with him but each time I pass, “Hello. Peace be to you,” must suffice.  I want to hear the stories of the years that have left the scars on his body.  I want to ask him what he ponders all day.  I want to tell him that there is a Rescuer who promises us that we don’t live by bread alone.

Imagine – that sentence that Jesus uttered as he was teaching the disciples to pray: “Give us this day our daily bread…”  He trusted His Father to provide it for them everyday.  He didn’t have stockpiles of bread in the pantry and loaves of money in the bank.  The money he used was a shared fund and then was also shared with those in need.  He wouldn’t make sure he had enough for ten years before he gave to those who didn’t have enough for ten minutes.  I want to conform to the pattern of Christ – love as recklessly as He did – not worrying about the clothes I will wear or the things I will eat.  I want to be Christ to others.

I know our God is faithful – let us start to look to Him for our daily bread.

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. Stephanie Garner permalink
    September.19.2009 2:32pm

    It’s so good to see where you are! I will be praying! I’m so glad the coffee is good 🙂
    Thanks for the patience it took to upload the pictures 🙂

    • tiffanykaye permalink*
      October.11.2009 7:51am

      thanks stephanie!

  2. Stefan Mai permalink
    September.21.2009 1:43am

    Tiff, this is totally off topic and irrelevant to your excellent post. But you miscapitalized “Him” in the 4th or 5th paragraph and it set me off looking for all sorts of metaphors and imagery that weren’t there. Just sayin’ 🙂

    Hope you’re doing well!

    • tiffanykaye permalink*
      October.11.2009 7:58am

      i fixed it – and btw i think you meant 4th or 5th sentence 🙂

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