Key Verse: Verse 36 – “And he took the seven loaves and the fishes, and gave thanks, and brake them, and gave to his disciples, and the disciples to the multitude.”
Key Words: and gave thanks
Let me just be forward and ask – before each meal, do you thank God for the food He has, by His grace, supplied for you?
A little lad of six was invited out to lunch in a neighbor’s home. As soon as everyone was seated around the dinner table, the food was served, and everyone began to eat. The little boy was puzzled, and with child-like frankness asked, “Don’t you pray before eating?”
The host was uncomfortable, but mumbled a few words. Afterward he said, “We normally don’t pray before eating.”
The little fellow again was quite candid, “Sounds just like my dog; he doesn’t pray either.”
A visiting farmer stopped at a city restaurant to eat lunch. When he was served his food, he bowed his head and gave thanks to the Lord. Some sitting nearby noticed the farmer praying and shouted, “Hey, Pops, back where you come from, does everyone pray before eating?”
The old farmer shot back without hesitation and said, “Nope, the hogs don’t.”Do you and your family thank God before each meal? There are many in this world that do not have the blessing of meals three times a day (or more). Let me encourage you to genuinely thank God before each meal. It really is a great testimony to your family and to others.
✞ Make it a habit of thanking God before each meal for His marvelous blessings.
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