One of the hardest parts of our Pandemic Shut-down was meal time. We could no longer meet friends for lunch. Dinners alone could be dreary.
Although some of us used the quarantine to cook up a storm in our kitchens, we knew we were compensating – trying to make Fried Lemon Pasta out of sour lemons. (I can share the recipe with you!)
Those pandemic meals reveal a great truth: when we’re hungry, it’s not just for food. We’re hungry for connection with others. We’re hungry to review the day with a thoughtful friend. We’re hungry to say grace to God, in the company of believers.
This Sunday we’ll explore our desire for food in our new sermon series on the Book of Proverbs. Proverbs addresses human desires, so we’re calling our series, “Hungry and Human.” In coming weeks we’ll consider a number of other human desires: the desire for beauty, for family, for friendship and romantic love, for security, for God.
This Sunday we’ll start with that most elementary desire, that one we felt the day we were born: hunger. Have you struggled with your hungers and eating? I hope this sermon shines some light on that challenge and blesses your life (and your meals)!