In those days, Melchizedek, king of Salem, brought out bread and wine, and being a priest of God Most High, he blessed Abram with these words… Genesis 14:18
He brings the bread.
In the old and local Philippines, this boy wakes up early. He fetches his goods at the nearest street corner bakery. As he rides his bicycle, the bread within the front basket scatters the smell of fresh baked flour into the morning air. He settles at one home and another and another. At the doorsteps, he puts that sturdy brown bag which is ready to fill the stomachs of families after resting for the night. His work is personal. His work satisfies the hunger. His travel has a purpose. To bring the bread to the households. To fill the hungry with this bread.
Melchizedek did just that. The boy with five loaves did that. You can do it, too.
You don’t need to be a priest, mind you. This call for all of us is personal. As long as you want to satisfy the hunger of this world. Make it your life’s purpose. To bring life to others as you share the bread of life. To fill the gaps in multiple hearts which can’t be filled by any ideology but by God alone.
May I bring some ways to bring the bread?
- Be an encouragement in your homes.
- Always speak God’s word may be in terms of positive outlook.
- Follow God’s laws and the laws of the land.
- Do your work well and pay your bills.
- Be responsible to your promises.
- Use Facebook or Twitter to spread his love and his words.
- Show empathy and charity to the needy whose needs may be material or emotional tangibles.
You may be a priest. You may be a small boy with a packed lunch. You may be the clerk at the busiest table or a hotel receptionist. An accountant or an office messenger. A teacher or a student. All of us are called. All of us have the grace. All of us are capable.
Bring the bread.