good year bad year global pandemic globally traveling through it all He remains
“what if I gave it all?” this year “could I be a worthy sacrifice?” deserving of love
this year i’m leaving it all behind last year i learned so much i’m ready to sit at the table with you i want to partake in your communion
“with bread as your body” the bread of life “and wine as your blood” i will follow you
i was a sinner but He welcomed me i’ve entered the gates i’ve repented kneeling down i’ve discovered redemptive grace
so, this year
“come trial or blood because you, oh God you’re the one my heart loves”
it will always be you
Thanks for reading my first post of 2021! If you read this post to the end, and want even more encouragement for this new year, I highly recommend listening to the song that inspired this poem. Click the link!
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What if social status was measured by happiness, instead how much money you have in the bank?
Some people eat food they cooked from what they bought at the grocery store. Some people can order their food, and have someone else cook it. Some people really have to work to feed themselves for just one meal. Some people can work for an entire month, and barely make enough for an apple.
But, who is truly the happiest in those scenarios?
Sure, having food in your stomach everyday feels great. But, after a while you start taking it for granted, and looking for other things to fill the void. But, people that work for their food, appreciate their meal because it came from their own hard work, and that makes them feel accomplished. But, the people that go weeks without eating, truly appreciate their meal because they know what it feels like to be empty, and still need to work hard. This food fills their body and soul, which gives them energy to work even harder for more food, and it makes them truly happy and successful.
*Think of an apple.*
A simple fruit that for some, doesn’t seem expensive at all. And, for others, it’s the easiest fruit to buy. But, for those that go weeks without eating, it can literally be their ticket back to life.
The average price of a pound of apples is $1.18. And, there are approximately 4-5 apples in a pound. Which means that one apple costs around $0.30. So, it literally costs $0.30 to save someone’s life. Or, even just $2 to give someone true happiness for a full week.
Just let that sink in for a moment!
This post was inspired when I discovered an amazing organisation that is doing great things. They are a non-profit where people can donate $0.50 / day to feed a child in a developing country for an entire day. This organisation is called: Share The Meal I recommend checking it out, especially during this season because this is a time of giving (isn’t it). If you want to give back this Christmas, & give joy & hope to people that truly need it, check it out!
Thanks for reading! I hope this post made you think, & inspired you to notice all your blessings!