Friday, December 14, 2012

Food + Fellowship

Pizza Fellowship

We prepared a home-made pizza bread for meryenda. It is not a usual for us to eat specially home-made stuff because our house is almost always empty..

But hooray for my Christmas break!! Hihi my mom thought of making this pizza bread not because she was craving for it, but because she thought the preparation would be a great bonding for us :)
Pizza Fellowship
Pizza Fellowship

This brought me into thinking.. Did God intend eating not just to fill our tummies but also for fellowship?

God's teaching our family to love each other even more, and I can say that eating together definitely has a role in that!

We pray together before we eat.
At the table is where we share our stories. It is where we ask "How are you? How's your studies? What happened in ... ? Tara, let's go somewhere tomorrow." is also where we talk about our problems.

I remember how God used one lunchtime to give me and my dad a very precious talk.
There, we were able to say every word we locked up in our mouths for years. We both did not know how it started, but it definitely would not just happen at a random time of the day.
There, we started to fully and sincerely understand each other.
There, we allowed ourselves to be vulnerable. We both cried and listened to each other. We were in awe, amazed at how God could use a mealtime to open such life-changing conversation!
There, we reconciled and vowed to love each other even more. 
That precious moment made me even prouder that Mr. Armando Medina is my superhero dad! Haha!
It all happened after one lunchtime.

Reading the Bible, meals seem to be a big deal with Jesus.
He turned water into wine at a wedding.
He ate with "sinners".
He even performed a miracle with food - he fed 5,000+ people with two fish and five loaves of bread!
He broke the bread and told His disciples that it would be the remembrance of His body.

There are many other accounts in the Bible that are significant, and that happened with the breaking of bread. The church in Acts "devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers." (Acts 2:42)
Check out these verse if you want to read more:

Luke 22:19, Acts 2:42, Acts 2:44-47, 1 Corinthians 11:23-26, Acts 20:7, Mark 14:12-31, Luke 24:35

So you. Yes, you. Do not take for granted every meal you share with your loved ones.
You could share a Birthday meal with your friends, an eat-all-you-can dinner with your classmates/workmates, or a simple home-made pizza with your family.
Don't downplay it's role.
You might have prayed to God to move in your relationship with your loved ones.. Be prayerful in the meals you share with them.

You never know, God could also use one lunchtime that would change your relationship with your loved ones forever. Like how He used one lunchtime with my Dad. 

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