Kate said Sacrifice
The first and foremost thought when I saw the word prompt was…
Jesus’ redemptive work on Calvary.
The Sacrifice of all sacrifices, amen?
Do I sacrifice?
Probably not very often, if I am honest with myself and you. Do any of us…really?
Most of us live in the land of abundance and freedom. If we need a loaf of bread, we go to the supermarket.
First World Problems
We are blessed to live here in America. Most of us don’t have to decide each day, do I eat or do I feed my children?
Third World Sacrifice
In 1999, I traveled with a mission team to the (then) closed country of Cuba. We stayed on the beautiful peninsula of Veradera – a tourism paradise for Europeans and Canadians – it was stunningly lovely in every way. Yet, each morning of our ten day stay, we would board a bus and go out into the countryside to minister to the Church that was there. We would visit the homes of church leaders and members. They would always feed us a banquet table of food. THAT meal was a sacrifice from their monthly grocery ration.
Eat what is before you
We were told by our mission team leader, “To eat whatever is set before you because the meal has cost them everything.”
We did as we were told – we broke bread out of their sacrifice.
I will never forget that as long as I live.
In all honesty, what have we sacrificed lately?
For God so loved the world that He gave [sacrificed] His one and only Son. So whoever believed Him and in Him would have eternal life. John 3.16