Thursday, August 19, 2010

How to Pack a Lunch

On an ordinary day, almost 2000 years ago, a mother packed a lunch for her son.

There was a new teacher in town, and her son was anxious to listen to him speak, to learn and observe, and gain wisdom from this man. So she packed his lunch--an ordinary task, on an ordinary day.

And on that day, God made a miracle out of the mundane.

When she wrapped up 5 loaves of bread and 2 fish and sent him on his way she had no idea that the ordinary would soon be made extraordinary.

She had no idea that the lunch packed to feed her son would nourish the hearts and souls of thousands.

She had no idea that by preparing to meet his physical needs she was equipping his heart to serve and meet the needs of others.

No idea that the meal she made for her own son would be used to manifest the glory of the Son of God.

No idea . . .
She just packed a lunch for her son---because that’s what a mommy does.

On days that seem so ordinary, and the monotony of laundry and lunch boxes and homework seem a little underwhelming. . .remember that God most often uses the mundane to perform the miraculous. May your school year be blessed as you pack so much more than just a lunch!