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by Margaret Watson
06/06/06
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Bread

For only about the second time in 22 years we ran out of bread this morning. I make my own bread once or twice a week, otherwise we buy and we hadnít bought and I hadnít baked, at least not bread. My daughter just poured milk on cereals and carried on regardless. My husband was not thrilled that there was only one piece of toast in the toaster and nothing to make sandwiches with. I suggested crackers and cheese but this didnít go down very well. Not that he is a grumpy man, but this was such an unusual event I donít think he quite knew how to react.

We think of ourselves as slightly unconventional as a family i.e. we have two parents and two children all getting on quite well Ė thatís the unconventional nowadays. And none of us particularly think of ourselves as bound by routine, but last night instead of doing the shopping we each had other things that seemed more important, and I just failed to notice the diminishing bread supply. But why is it my responsibility. We are all adults. Why is it me that feels guilty, my husband who feels hard done by, and my daughter who feels it is nothing to do with her?

Iíve just realised what was missing Ė the Bible quote ĎMan shall not live by bread alone.í Thatís the bit we usually quote, but if you look it up in Luke 4 verse 4 you will see that Jesus goes on to say ĎBut by every word of Godí. Thatís the important bit. I went out later and bought a loaf. Tomorrow Iíll bake and it will probably be a very long time before we run out of bread again, but even something as necessary as bread is not as important in our lives as the living word of God.


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Joyce Reed 06 Jun 2006
Dear Sister, Truly we live not by bread but by every word that come from God. As said in Proverbs 31:31 "Give her the reward she has earned,and let her works bring her praise at the city gate." you will get your due reward. Praise the Lord for the reward kept for you for none of your works will go unseen.God Bless You and Yours. Only, Joy




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