Three Crosses Ministries
Growing up in the time that I grew up was nothing like the Great Depression. I suppose us country people had it a little easier then, with the big vegetable gardens and a little meat from hunting.
There was a lot of canning going on, and I can see a resurgence of interest in canning all kinds of foods, judging by the group Texas Country Canners and Homesteaders.
Daddy always kept that garden going, and there was never a time where I could say I didn’t have anything to eat.
There were times when I didn’t have anything I wanted to eat, and that is totally different from not having anything to eat. The other day Dianne and I were going through our pantry looking for something to eat.
Our double oven is out, so we had to find something to cook on the stovetop or, dare I say it, microwave something. We went through rows and rows of canned goods, frozen goods, beans, noodles, until finally we threw our hands up and went to Burger King. Then, it dawned on me.
We had a vast storage of edibles.
The homeless and truly hungry didn’t have that luxury. In the old days, when Dianne and I was cut short, we would “make do” with whatever we had on hand. We had something to eat. We just didn’t have anything that I wanted to eat. It’s a shame that a lot of people only think about the hungry right before Thanksgiving. Hunger is yearlong.
Many years ago, the Jones family would head over to the local beer establishments in Bernardo. I can’t remember if it was Truchard’s or Pilsner’s, but they had some mighty fine stews being served. You just weren’t too sure what was in them. A little hot sauce and crackers made everything taste great. I can remember being out there when the 10 p.m. news would come on, and the opening was, “It’s 10 o’clock. Where are your children?”
Well, duh. At a beer joint.
But back then, all the community social gatherings took place out there.
If Adam and Eve had gone to places like this back then, they would have seen an opportunity right in front of them. We can tell that they weren’t Cajun or Bohemian, because those people would eat anything. Put a little hot sauce and crackers on that snake and you would have a good snake stew!
People need to stop being afraid of Satan. We are to put evil under our heel and crush its head as it says in Genesis 3:15. This is a directive from God. God also encourages us to nourish our bodies and soul with nutritional ad spiritual food. We are to eat our daily bread to His glory. Genesis 9:3 –Everything that lives and moves about will be food for you. Just as I gave you the green plants, I now give you everything. Let’s be thankful this Thanksgiving. Not only for our daily bread, but for what God has given us. He has given us victory over Satan! If you are not going to say, “Get thee behind me, Satan!” then tell him to go jump in a bowl of stew. Pass the hot sauce and crackers, please.