“Give us today our daily bread,” — Matthew 6:11
Our Daily Bread
I recently moved from the United States to Ghana. In my home in the U.S., I had a full range and oven that was big enough to cook most anything I wanted. But once I got to my home in Ghana, I found that I would not have that luxury any longer. I now have a small gas oven and stove.
The first meal I cooked using this oven and stove was quite the ordeal. I had never cooked using a gas oven before. To be fair, I did not cook much in the U.S., so that was part of my problem. I was attempting to cook a chicken and rice casserole but had issues getting the oven temperature to 350 degrees. What was supposed to take an hour and a half to cook took over three hours.
Finally, I was able to sit down and eat the food that took so long to prepare. As I went to give thanks, I became overcome with gratitude. So many times previously, I had given thanks before a meal and it was just a routine. But this time, I was full of thankfulness and gratitude to the Lord for this meal. I knew that the only way I was able to eat that night was because of God. Trust me, it was not any special cooking skills on my part. I began to understand that everything we have is truly a gift from God.
Before you dive into your next meal, stop and think of all that had to go into you getting to enjoy it. Give thanks to the Lord for His provision and faithfulness.
— Jason Hubbard