Friday, August 27, 2010

Nagging Hunger............

Do you find yourself getting ready for bed in the same way every single night? You know, wash your face, brush your teeth, put on your jammies, get something to drink, snuggle up in bed, get your covers just right, cozy up with the remote control. Oh yeah, and don't forget to put the dog up either! Just when you think your ready to watch that movie you've been waiting on all evening, you start wallowing around under your covers 'cause something is just not comfortable! This is starting to become a nightly habit though and it's not good for me! I always get hungry when I get in bed to go to sleep! Arrrg!!! Well , after all, it has been an hour and a half since you've had Anything to eat last! LOL That thick grilled cheeseburger and homemade fries you had for dinner is LONG gone! I can just walk in my kitchen and get a big spoon of peanut butter and a banana! Yummy!! Yes, I said peanut butter and banana in the same sentence! Well?!? I am a true southerner, so what did you expect?
Did you know that Arkansas is the 4th poorest state in America? Arkansas also has the HIGHEST rate of childhood hunger in the United States! How sad is that for our little ones? I wonder if these children thinks no one cares? We can start helping by checking out The Arkansas Rice Depot/Hunger Project. November 6th will be a day of fasting and the money you would normally spend on your food for that day would be donated to the Arkansas Rice Depot to help feed a hungry child. What a difference YOU can make and you also would be feeling just a small portion of what they feel every day of their little lives. Would you just consider looking over the web site?
In Isaiah 58 God tells us to share our food with the hungry. Have you ever REALLY been hungry? No one should have to be hungry here in our homeland. Or anywhere in the world, for that matter. Can we start right here in our own backyard? And then maybe, as God would have it,
(v.11-12) The Lord will guide you continually, watering your life when you are dry and keeping you healthy too. You will be like a well-watered garden, like an ever-flowing spring. Your children will rebuild the deserted ruins of your cities. Then you will be known as the people who rebuild their walls and cities.