Football Meal Ministry

I’ve had the privilege for two weeks to help with the JV Football meal ministry at Ridgeview High School. While doing yardwork the other day, I was thinking about this ministry and all that it means. It is most definitely a Blue Dot. We are planted in this place to show God’s pure love in one of the most fundamental ways, the breaking of bread. Food is such a key component of our very existence-essential to survival yet many of these young men are food deprived. We know that the Bible talks about food in many and varied ways such as feeding the masses with five loaves and two fish, numerous directives to feed the poor and most importantly John 6:55-56, “For my flesh is real food and my blood is real drink. Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains in me.” Every time I go to the school to feed these kids, I pray that through a smile, a touch and a meal they may feel the love of the living God who nourishes the body and spirit.