FALL SEASON OF MIRACLES IN THE SOUP KITCHEN
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As some of you know, I volunteer as a prep cook in a soup kitchen in my community of Huron, OH. We primarily rely on donated food from a number of different sources. We keep two large freezers for perishable donations.
We are often reminded at our meetings that our needs will be met and our prayers will be answered with enough food to feed those that come to our meal. It may not always be what we wish for, (the glut of green peppers or the broccoflower are cases in point), but then we are blessed with someone who knows what to do with the “gift”.
Time and time again, our needs have been met and come from unexpected sources or circumstances.
The main course for next months menu was supposed to be a “Johnny Marzetti” or some kind of combination of ground meat, tomato sauce, veggies and pasta. It would have required approx. 60 pounds of ground beef to prepare.
At our planning meeting, we learned that we only had 33 pounds of ground meat available in the freezer.
What to do, what to do……..
Ideas started to swirl.
We talked about grinding roasts and other beef we had in the freezer to add to the supply we already had.
We talked about changing the menu completely.
We discussed having to come up with a second main course idea.
We discussed taking up a collection between us to buy more ground meat.
Just when a generous couple on our committee offered to donate $50 toward the purchase……….
The back door opened……..
The chef from our 2nd Wednesday meal popped his head in the door and said, “Hey, I just wanted to let you know that I just put 30 pounds of ground beef in the freezer!” The great folks at GFS, where he works, had generously donated the ground meat in the exact amount that we needed.
We all just looked at each other and a collective whoop went up.
The good Lord knew what we needed. And once again, and time after time, His goodness and abundance took us by surprise.
We need only to look toward John 16:23…..Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it to you……and learn to trust that all our needs will be met.