I faced hunger tonight...and defeated it.
The tongue of the sucking child cleaveth to the roof of his mouth for thirst: The young children ask bread, and no man breaketh it unto them.
They that be slain with the sword are better than they that be slain with hunger: For these pine away, stricken through for want of the fruits of the field.
As I sat here in my office at Cedaridge Ministry at 9:50 pm on 2/19/2020 Wednesday, my mind is still stirred from what I have just experienced. I left church tonight after talking with a very special grandma. She was heartbroken because her family was suffering for basic needs. She said, "we have no money for food, and other things." I stopped her and said, "follow me to Cedaridge ." She and her family followed me to Cedaridge where we met with Brenda Sparks, a missionary and dear friend who gives herself to the service of the Lord there.
We started loading boxes of food and allowing the children to pick out things that they wanted. All of a sudden something very evident appeared. I had seen this awful monster before when I was growing up and had little to no food to eat, with not much I could do about it. His name is Hunger. This time was different. I quickly began to get handfuls of food that the family could eat right then and they were so excited. We began going through the rows of food that had been provided by God's caring people: bags of potatoes, loafs of bread, bags of pinto beans, water, cakes, can food, and much more.
I had seen this awful monster before when I was growing up and had little to no food to eat, with not much I could do about it. His name is Hunger. This time was different...Keith Decker, President of Cedaridge Ministries and Pastor of Black Oak Baptist Church
This time facing this monster was much different. By moving through His people, God had provided me with the needed supplies to fight this dreadful enemy. Instead of sorrow and sadness, there was joy. Instead of an empty lost beat feeling, there was the sound of victory.
Then the tears began, because this was not a war to just win, this war was to run this enemy off for as long as possible, days and hopefully a week. As cases of food were loaded in buggies, smiles turned into tears. Pride turned into deep appreciation.
Who does things like this? It is people whose hearts have been stirred by God to defeat this enemy called Hunger. Without the help of all the people who filled my hands, this family (Grandma, daughter, nieces, nephews, grandchildren, 2 adults, 7 children) would have been slain by hunger. But instead, we are all thanking Jesus for what He had done through his servants who provided the food.
Thank you to all those who decided that just seeing the enemy wasn’t enough. You decided to defeat it.