Thank God for Food

Food line at NCCC
On Tuesday, NCCC gave away 300 turkeys to the needy. That went along with hundreds of bags of food from the local food bank. The line went around the building from both directions (see cell phone pic left).

When was the last time you REALLY thanked God for your food? I know many Christians do it with each meal. But, I mean…when you really thought about what a blessing it is to not have to wonder where your next meal will come from or whether you can feed your children healthy food because of money?

Honestly, it had been a while for me. For that, I owe the Lord an apology. I'm thankful for NCCC and it's servant heart–though I'm biased :). I'm thankful for Christians all over the world who labor to make sure that people can eat.

Just a moment ago, a man and a woman came by the office. He said he hadn't eaten in 24 hours, and her face was swollen with a tooth infection. She couldn't talk. He said she had been a given a prescription that they couldn't fill because they didn't have the money. Now her mouth was terribly infected…so much so that she couldn't talk or eat.

We were able to help them, and it reminded me again to thank God for food. Let's all thank God for food through our actions on behalf of the poor. Let us thank God…

"who executes justice for the oppressed, who gives food to the hungry. The Lord sets the prisoners free; the Lord opens the eyes of the blind. The Lord lifts up those who are bowed down; the Lord loves the righteous. The Lord watches over the sojourners; he upholds the widow and the fatherless, but the way of the wicked he brings to ruin. The Lord will reign forever, your God, O Zion, to all generations. Praise the Lord!

—Psalm 146:7-10

NT Food Bank

Dr. Tim Spivey is Pastor of New Vintage Church in Escondido, California. He is the author of numerous articles and one book, "Jesus: The Powerful Servant." A sought after speaker for events, Tim also serves as Adjunct Professor of Religion at Pepperdine University. Tim serves as a church consultant, and his writings are featured on numerous websites, including:, Church Executive magazine, Faith Village, Sermon Central, and Giving Rocket.

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