Are you hungry? Well, where would you like to eat? Vacations often mean eating out, and our options are plentiful! If you’ve driven to a vacation spot, there’s a good chance that you’ve made several stops at fast-food restaurants. If you’re camping, you’ll almost certainly be eating out—eating outside!
God is so good in making sure we have food to eat in our various circumstances. Sometimes it might not be a lot, but he still provides it for us.
God put many stories in the Bible about hungry people. When the Lord led his people out of Egypt toward the Promised Land, he fed them with manna from heaven. But the people complained and wanted meat, too, so God provided them with quail to eat (Numbers 11).
In Elijah’s time, there was a great famine in the land, but God had ravens bring him bread and meat every morning and night. Sometime later, Elijah stayed in a house that was just about to run out of food, but God performed a miracle and made sure that the jar of flour and a jug of oil would never run out (1 Kings 17). Can you think of other times God provided food for his people?
Do you know the story of the time Jesus fed 5,000 men, plus the women and children with them, using just five small loaves of barley bread and two fish? You can read about it in John 6:1–15. Jesus fed everyone, yet they had so much food left over. What a miracle!
Hungry? Jesus hears when your stomach growls and wants to help. He knows what we need and has plenty of answers for us. Let’s give thanks to the Lord!
Read Psalm 118:1.
Prayer: Dear Jesus, please forgive us for the times we take for granted that we have plenty of food to eat. Thank you for all you provide. We know we’d have nothing without you. Help us to see your miracles and always give thanks to you! Amen.
Editor’s note: If you’re looking for ways to stay in touch with families while they vacation this summer, consider printing out one or both sets of free family devotions for vacationers CTA makes available FREE on our website. Or simply share the link with members in your June newsletter.