This pot of stew is in need of healing and again shows God's care for God's people....even in the ordinary. No. Especially in the ordinary.
Too many hungry people. Not enough food. And as God speaks into this through Elisha, in the time of hunger and famine, God multiplies resources....even with leftovers. Another sign that we worship an abundant God.
Recently, the people of St. Mark's dove into an effort to multiply our efforts in our community by; being sent out into the world to pay it forward with coins for people in the laundromat, a fall clean up in our park and in our neighborhood, making prayer shawls for kids at Xmas who are in the hospital, helping with dentistry supplies, baking goods to reach out to our neighbors, going to habitat for humanity to help build a house, partnering with Hope Center to deliver furniture and pick up furniture for those in need, delivered over 3000 boxes of goods for children at schools, participated in blessed backpacks, performed a talent show at a nursing home, and much much more.....:D
The reason why I list all of that activity is not to boast but only serve as a reminder in the planning of this Inasmuch day (Oct 25th) the voices of scarcity could have plagued the Lord's efforts. As a church we are pretty good at articulating the reality of famine (too many hungry people, not enough food). And God's response is one of abundance.
There is a hunger for not just food but for signs of God's response to those who are hungry.
"for in as much as you do unto the least of these my brothers and sisters you do unto me." - Jesus
Lord thank you for being an abundant God even in our thoughts of scarcity.