October 29, 2014

Taste and See

I say it a lot, but it’s worth repeating: Meals matter.

Without food, none of us would survive. It’s that simple, but there’s also more to it.

God created us to need food. He could have left it at that. He could have created one substance that satisfied all our needs. But He didn’t. Instead, He blessed us with abundance, variety and the gift of taste.

“Taste and see that the Lord is good.” –Psalm 34:8

When we eat, we taste God’s goodness.

Meals are an act of grace — especially to those who feel alone, abandoned and hopeless, Like Dan*.

Dan came to Everett Gospel Mission last November. It was freezing on the streets. He knew he needed hot food and shelter, but he was skeptical. He thought sleeping on the streets would be better than coming to a shelter.

“I was scared to tears,” he says.

But, when he came to the Mission, he was pleasantly surprised. He was expecting bland food and a sterile atmosphere. What he experienced was a satisfying, flavorful meal, warmth, joy, love and HOPE.

Now, he’s rebuilt his life and looking to a whole new future.

That’s why we focus strongly on meals. It’s not just about survival, it’s about sharing God’s love with others. There’s power in food. It can quiet growling stomachs, give strength to weary bodies and give hope to broken spirits.

If you’d like to share God’s goodness with someone today, you can give meals to those in need by clicking here.