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!


Robbins' Nest said...

Love it! Thanks for sharing.

Debbie said...

Amen!! So thankful you and Becca are friends.

The Booys said...

Well said my friend!!

Anonymous said...

WOW Just happen to read that.. That was very touching... Remembering my mom packing lunch for about 13 long years. Many great things happened then and God's blessings continue to shower upon us. It was a good moment to think about my mother and the countless prayers she prayed for keeping her offsprings safe, sound and more importantly in His plan for them.

Many Thanks!
- Jeejo

Gerri/Mom/Grammy said...

Your Naomi is sobbbing.....

The Keylors said...

Love this Stacy! What a good reminder. : )

We missed you last night. What happened to you guys? Park too haot for ya'?

Scott said...

Found your blog through facebook. You need to write more. This is really good. Not sure I would have found this if you hadn't taken the time to read mine. Thought I'd comment because that's what bloggers do they read each others stuff! Blessings!