The world around us today is moving quickly it seems… too quickly. There is a rush to get to the store to purchase everything that accompanies a perfect Christmas morning. Traffic on the streets and in the stores filled with folks searching for the great deals and the perfect gifts. Everyone is in a rush to get somewhere, anywhere fast. When I feel this way, and I often do, I have to take a step back and ask myself, “Where am I going?” The real question isn’t literally “to which store” or “to which gathering”, but why am I doing what I am doing and does it line up with who God wants me to be.
I remember the story in the great children’s tale Alice In Wonderland when Alice meets the Cheshire Cat at a fork in the road and she asks…
“Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?”
“That depends a good deal on where you want to get to.”
“I don’t much care where –”
“Then it doesn’t matter which way you go.”
And so it is with our lives. We get raveled up with so many of life’s expectations that we sometimes forget to remember who we are called to be and how we are called to live.
It’s great to be a part of an organization like No Hungry Children because we know exactly where we are going. There is no fork in the road! We want to feed over 1 million children in the next 10 years. We are well on our way and it’s only possible through our support team of volunteers and donors!
In each season, there is a unique opportunity to further the cause of NHC. Right now, we have a $7500.00 matching grant available for our partners to help their dollar go further. What this means is for every dollar that is given now through the end of the year, 20 meals will be made available to children in our feeding program.
One dollar has never gone so far!