The Third Day:
Three French Hens
A French hen, or “faverolle,” is a gentle, quiet chicken that lays a great amount of eggs, especially in the winter. While they’re mostly bred now for show purposes (and sometimes even kept as pets, since they’re so docile), they were once a great source of food for meat and eggs. For many people who have sung these verses, French hens were a source of good, wholesome food.
We know that there are too many people in our world, in our nation, and in our community who face food insecurity, who lack that kind of good, wholesome food. There are too many people who lack access to nutritional basics like milk, bread, fresh protein, and fresh fruits and vegetables. There are too many people who go to bed hungry, too many people who don’t know where their next meal is coming from. While this kind of food insecurity has long been a problem in our nation of abundance, the economic realities of COVID-19 have only exacerbated that problem.
God calls us to do something about this! God calls us to nourish the body as well as the soul.
On this third day, find a way to feed those who are in need of a good meal. Drop off a donation for the food pantry. Catch up on your Reverse Advent Calendar. Order seeds for next year’s garden plot. Make a donation to local food ministries here at Wesley Church, or purchase a gift through global organizations like World Vision or Heifer International. Feed God’s people!
And remember, friends:
Our God is bigger than coronavirus.
Our vision is bigger than coronavirus, too.
We are people blessing people.
We are Wesley Church.
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