By Karen O’Connor:
My nine-year-old grandson visited me this week. His favorite lunch at my house is mac and cheese. Little did I think that I’d be finding God in macaroni and cheese after all the years of making this meal for Miles. But I did. As I was preparing the dish (from a package, I admit) I thought about how God supplies ‘food’ for his people in ways we can’t always imagine. When we follow him, we can count on being taken care of. We may not always know ahead of time how that will work, but we can trust that it will.
I remember a time when my husband and I were so lean on finances that I wondered if we’d have to stand in line at the food pantry at church—something I’d never done before. And I worried that I’d be wearing the same clothes for the next two years. Silly me—to fret about whether or not God would come through for us.
One morning a young friend who had recently lost her mother to cancer, came to my door carrying a huge box. “It would mean a lot to me,” she said, “if you’d consider wearing some of my mother’s clothes. I can’t let go of them yet and they appear to be about your size.”
“It would be an honor,” I said, and took the package with gratitude. Everything she brought fit me perfectly and I wore those outfits for the next year at least.
At Christmas that year my husband and I were without work. My free-lance writing had slowed to a drizzle and my husband had lost his employment when the company he worked for closed its doors.
Once more God showed up. Friends from our prayer group contributed $300 to our holiday fare and an anonymous donor made arrangements for us to receive $500 in cash toward our rent.
No one can out give God—when it comes to food, clothing, rent money, or whatever else is needed. So today, I am finding God in macaroni and cheese and in every other area of my life.
For fun and some helpful tips view this YouTube video where Paula Deen demonstrates how to make the best macaroni and cheese. Maybe you’ll find God there too!