When we think about kindness and having an opportunity to serve others, food steps in with an obvious way to be a blessing to an individual or a family Everyone eats. Everyone needs food. Often, however, busyness or distraction, interruptions or complexities of life step in and make it hard for a family to have what they need for a meal. That’s when you and I have the perfect open door for a heart-touching testimony!
Last weekend when we arrived home from vacation, I walked into my kitchen to the lovely surprise of breakfast foods provided by two individuals. One purchased Panera Bread baked goods. Yum! The other purchased milk, eggs and strawberries. We had everything we needed for a great breakfast before church because of their thoughtfulness.
Instead of sharing a recipe with you today, I thought I’d share a challenge – look for a way you can use food this week as your open door to have a testimony and an outreach. Here are a few ideas to get you thinking:
- Bake or buy fresh bread to take to a neighbor you don’t know very well.
- Take a meal to someone who is sick or shut in, or is caring for a loved one in the hospital.
- Buy a favorite beverage for your hair stylist and take it when you get your hair cut.
- Make a pie with local berries and deliver it to new neighbors.
There are lots of other options. Pray and ask the Lord to help you to be sensitive to the needs around you.
Your kindness might just be the open door to also share the Gospel, and that should be our whole motivation!
Do you have an idea of a way to use food to serve the lost in your realm of influence?
With love form my country kitchen,
4 thoughts on “What’s Cookin’ in the Country?”
If we were all a bit kinder, what a different world this would be. To help my children out, I buy gifts for the grands teachers through out the year. Now I am looking for end of the year teacher gifts and I am gravitating to gift cards that can be used to have a nice lunch out this summer. I often bake for my octogenarian neighbors who do not cook much any more. It allows me to have a few bites of some goody without eating the whole thing myself.:) Thanks for reminding us that random acts of kindness can have a big impact on someone’s day!! Whoever left breakfast at your house is a thoughtful friend.
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What teacher wouldn’t love a gift card for lunch? Great idea! Yes, I am blessed by thoughtful people!
I was thinking about taking my co-workers some homemade strawberry jam! 🙂
Now THAT is going above and beyond! They’ll love that!
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