It is a blessing to our children and me that my husband is wired to view life through a humorous and lighthearted lens, as he did in the situation described in my devotional. His wit and wisdom help our family tremendously when we feel overwhelmed, burdened, doubtful or stressed. I admit that I did give him a huge eye roll when he jokingly suggested the “She made good bread” epitaph for my tombstone.
However, the more I considered the possibility, the more I thought of bread in a spiritual application. I don’t know about you, but bread resonates with me because I come from a long line of homemade bread bakers. You can do a topical study on bread in the Bible, but here are just three verses that quickly come to mind and show the importance of bread:
I keep the Romans 12:9-21 passage with me in my purse. I pull it out and do a self-check every so often to see how I’m living up to my calling as a disciple of Christ. The apostle Paul’s instructions seem too lofty for me to accomplish on my own, but through the power of Christ’s spirit living in us, we all can do it. The words in Romans are the legacy I want to leave as a child of God, wife, mother, daughter, and friend.
“She made good bread” will be fine, too.
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Our resolve must be different. My prayer is that we have finally reached a tipping point. My hope is that when the protests fade and the marches slow that our will as a church to truly eradicate the scourge of racism won’t dissipate but grows even stronger.”
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