A Special Meal

No special china or table settings
Just simple food I’m expecting
It’s not a special occasion or a holiday
Yet, I’m excited about this meal today
As I get to see ones for a while, I haven’t seen
And that makes this a special meal

Eating is a commonality
So a meal brings togetherness naturally
Conversations become more deep
When taking the time to talk and eat
You get to know one better
As you make memories of talk and laughter
And the feel of being near
Those you hold dear
Makes it a special meal

Lord thanks for every opportunity
To sit down to share and eat
With those special to me
Not only the hunger it does fulfill
But positive emotions I feel
Makes it a special meal

Scripture reference Acts: 2:46-47
Background

A simple meal meant to just fulfill hunger can be transformed into a joyous filled occasion when it is shared with someone special. Acts 2:46-47 talks about how the church people experienced joy and togetherness from gathering at each other homes to fellowship over a meal. Sharing a meal creates a way to bond because even if there is nothing to talk about, one can talk about how they like the food. It is also a way to get to know someone, or a way to reunite with someone you have not seen in a while. Thank you Lord for every meal that is transformed from simple to special.

Tomorrow…The Hope for Today

Tears fell all day
And continue into night on the bed you lay
Thinking of the harshness life brought your way
So what hope is there you say…?
Tomorrow.
It’s a new day God will make
On tomorrow things can change
On tomorrow, His miracle can bring what you prayed
On tomorrow, God can open the happy gates
Tomorrow—the hope for today

Lord, thanks for hope, it allows us to wait
Thanks for tomorrow, your mercies are new each day
When the night gives way to day light
It brings fresh chances to see God work His might
He can make the tears dry
He can make the wrong right
In a matter of hours things can be okay
Lord, thanks for tomorrow… it’s the hope for today.

Scripture Reference: Psalms 30:5, Lamentations 3:22-23
Background

I remember the time in my life when things were so bad I would cry myself to sleep. The only thing that kept me going was the unknown of tomorrow—just wait until tomorrow. Maybe that thing we were waiting for will come tomorrow. Maybe the problem will be resolved tomorrow. Maybe joy will come tomorrow like Psalms 30:5 says. Lamentations 3:22-23 says God always has compassion for us and grants us new mercies every day. That’s hope—knowing that God can deliver on tomorrow.