It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Thursday, November 05, 2015

Chapter 11, Page 5, Book 15

Give us today our daily bread.
 And forgive us our debts,
    as we also have forgiven our debtors.

Matthew 6:11-12

November 5th - basic needs

Give us today the bread that we need.

Sometimes it is hard to distinguish between our wants and our needs. But the Lord’s prayer in two sentences names all we really need for our daily sustenance.  It also points out that the way our needs are met is directly related to how we meet the needs of others.  

A loaf of bread, the Walrus said, is what we chiefly need.

Lewis Carroll

It seems like our basic needs, for food and security and love, are so mixed and mingled and entwined that we cannot straightly think of one without .

Bread is a symbol for all our needs. Nourishment is never far from our minds. In fact, a good bit of our lives revolves around producing, acquiring, preparing, consuming, and cleaning up when we are done. God provides the natural elements, but we bring all the ingredients together to form the loaf. Prayer and labor are both required and always go hand in hand. 

The pictures today are thanks to one of my granddaughters who wanted to make bread with grand'ma'.

I am thankful that everything I need, I already have,


betty said...

I bet it was fun to bake bread with your grand daughter and I bet the bread was delicious :) It is neat that God knows our needs and does supply them on a daily basis. I am glad he doesn't give us all of our wants either, but knows exactly just what we need :)


jack69 said...

AW baking bread with Grandma, I know that is not all she has learned from Grandma. I have seen something similar to this in our own home. The appreciation of the grand daughter is 'The sweetest'.
Very timely entry. YES we do mix our wants with our needs at times, to our detriment.
Love from Florida. WE are a little breezy today.