Food from Students Became Food for the Soul

It has been a semester of dealing with the unexpected every day. To say it has been the most challenging one I have experienced is an understatement. Yesterday morning I woke up tired and feeling like maybe I should just retire already. I felt like this:

I prayed for a while and was brutally honest. I basically said something like, “I feel like just retiring. Show me something if you don’t want me to.” Not the most spiritual prayer I know.

I went to teach my morning class and for the first time ever two students brought me food. I have had students bring me food before, but usually one student every four weeks or so. Yesterday was a doubleheader. 🙂

The green frozen soup is called Pozoles. It is a soup popular among my Mexican friends. It is DELICIOUS. The other is Briyani a rice dish with chicken and other things. It is also DELICIOUS.

Maybe there is truth to the saying the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach.

There will be more days ahead that will be challenging, but it is encouraging to know students appreciate a teacher. Food for the stomach became food for the soul.

Elijah was weary once. God’s response was to send an angel to feed him. We read about in 1st Kings 19:

Then he lay down under the bush and fell asleep. All at once an angel touched him and said, “Get up and eat.” He looked around, and there by his head was some bread baked over hot coals, and a jar of water. He ate and drank and then lay down again. The angel of the Lord came back a second time and touched him and said, “Get up and eat, for the journey is too much for you.”

The angel fed him twice. Two students brought me food. Okay Jesus, I got the message.

Has God shown you something in interesting ways recently?

Thank you for reading. God Bless.

32 thoughts on “Food from Students Became Food for the Soul

  1. Yes He has, Matt. Yesterday, I asked God to help me with two students who I had trouble with the other day. One didn’t come to class, because they were testing, and the other one had a great day. Furthermore , the young lady who had such a hard time the other day apologized to me for her behavior. I’m glad God showed you a sign to keep going.

  2. I’m praying for you! What gifts of food, too. Although I’m no longer in a school, I do work with disabled adults. There was an altercation recently between two of them (both age 23). God worked that situation out better than what my mind had intended. I can’t imagine public education through a pandemic; but I have many friends that have retired. And to those, like you and David, who are still ministering and teaching~I stand in support with prayer! Thank you for all you do!

  3. Amen, that is very encouraging. Last night I was exhausted and overwhelmed. I was concerned about several issues and I was very stressed out as I was praying about it all. I heard the Lord whisper to me to take a deep breath and just lay it all down, and He would take care of it. He impressed on me further that I must let it all go and really give it all to Him. So as I sat in my recliner, I took a deep breath and just let it all go as I said, “I lay it all at your feet, Lord.” Today, one by one, He took care of each issue until everything was handled and all the issues were gone. It has been an incredible reminder of how good God is and how He cares about every detail in our lives. I pray I can live like that daily. You and I both get weary fighting chronic illness at times. What a blessing how He encourages and strengthens His people! Praying we keep pressing on in His strength and encouragement. Blessings!

    1. It has been challenging. It is a different vibe than 2020. In 2020 there was an energy of let’s get through this because when the vaccine comes, we can get back to normal. The vibe this year is wondering when it will end.

  4. You received double blessings 🙌. That was your answer. You may think that your prayer was too simple and not spiritual but that is the kind of prayers that the Lord answers immidiately because it was coming from an honest and sincere heart.
    My daughter has just began teaching. I hope she will like it as much as you do.

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