Denny Engle, Gautier, MS

Scripture: Ephesians 2:8-10

A neighbor’s husband recently died unexpectedly, even as we all believed his health was improving.

Of course, the pandemic made getting together with her complex as she scurried about making funeral preparations.

Times like this always seem to involve food.

So, we purchased a good selection of various types of fruit to be available for a quick healthy pick-me-up snack for her.

When we finally caught her at home and gave her the bags of fruit, one would have thought that we had delivered a feast.

Her smile and “thank-yous” were an unexpected blessing for us.

The fruit fit the bill for her perfectly.

She said she could not stop and take the time to eat, but now she could grab a piece of fruit and eat it on the run.

Often, we fail to realize God is good, as He helps us do what is right for others in a timely manner.

Too often, we hesitate and miss the window of opportunity to help.

These opportunities often require us to set aside our planned activities so we can do the things in God’s plan.


Father God, help us be more aware of the opportunities you put before us to be your hands and feet.

Thank you for allowing us to share your love with those in need.

In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.

A daily Lenten devotional reprinted with permission from The Society of St. Andrew to inspire help sharing nourishing food with neighbors in need. 

Every $1 donated provides more than 40 servings to those in greatest need. A donation of $47 for the 47 days in Lent provides more than 1,880 servings. 

What a way to celebrate the resurrection of hope and lift the cup of salvation for our hungry neighbors! 

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