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Thursday, November 7, 2013

One Meal One Day

We’re conditioned to habitually eat.  Maybe I should speak for myself.  I walk into the house and the first thing I do is go to the kitchen for a bite to eat.  I have a break at work and I immediately open the snack drawer for a nibble of something.  Watching a movie?  Where is the popcorn?  Friends are coming tonight. What should I serve them?  Bible study is this week. Who’s bringing snacks? Sporting event?  Where is the concession stand? Breakfast, lunch, dinner…my whole day moves around feeding myself!

Now stop.  Imagine what it would look like if you gave up one meal, one day.  Could you?  Would you?  Not because you felt guilty and pressured to do so, but because you recognized that the food, we nonchalantly partake in, is a luxury and a blessing from our Lord.  He has given much to us, and as a result we stop, recognize the blessing, and feel compelled to give out of our blessing to those who have less.

The thought of giving up a meal is hard to do for most of us.  It would require a sacrifice way beyond giving up the movie popcorn or the refined sugar that I’m avoiding for the new diet I’m trying.  I challenge you.  I double dare you. Try giving up one meal, one day.  It’s a good thing to do.  When you’re on the other side you’ll feel good.  You’ll feel in control, and you’ll be excited to give.  

One Meal One Day allows YOU to skip a meal and donate the money you would have spent on that meal so a child in extreme poverty can get the nutritional support she desperately needs.

Thanks.  I know you have a lot on your plate (ha), but I thought this opportunity was important enough to share with you.  According to the United Nations Millennium Goals more than 6 million children die from malnutrition each year.  One Meal One Day.    

By the way…Thanksgiving is coming.  What are you serving?

Skipping with you,


Child Advocate

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