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I'm feeling Hungry

posted 18 Oct 2012, 10:46 by Peter Moore
It's mid afternoon and I find myself in the office working away on things for Sunday. All of a sudden I hear a loud rumbling noise. At first I mistake it for the construction crews who are again working outside my window (guess I will be hearing beep...beep...beep in my sleep...sleep...sleep again tonight). Then I realize though that the rumbling I am hearing isn't the construction, it's my stomach. Guess I missed lunch again! Oh well, suppers not far away and I know when I go home my beautiful wife will have a feast, as usual, for supper.
Although I wasn't really using the word feast in the literal sense above, I have been reminded again this week that compared to many my daily meals may be called a feast. This past week the United Nations marked World Food Day. While we here in Canada may have been tempted to go celebrate World Food Day with a feast, it is really meant to raise awareness and draw attention to the fact that one in eight people around the world go to bed hungry. That's 870 million people according to the UN. I also read on Canadian Baptist Ministries website that hunger is the world's number one health risk! Oh and just in case I wasn't hearing God clearly enough or if I was thinking that such problems are a world away, I got a call this morning to let me know that the Food Bank here in our area is running dangerously low on food. The donations just haven't kept up with the need.
I guess I am not the only one who is feeling hungry. I'm going to head home for something to eat now but I am left with a sick feeling in my stomach wondering what the other 870 million people around the world (and down the street) are going to do today about their hunger. I must admit it's a bit overwhelming thinking about that many hungry people. So instead of feeling overwhelmed I think I will just head down to my local food bank and make a donation!