Feast or Famine

‘Enough is as good as a feast’ the saying goes. We should feel satisfied with a sufficient quantity of food or anything else for that matter, so that we don’t need any more. We’ve all heard about the statistics that tell us that while rich countries in the West are throwing away surplus food, much more of the world’s population is starving, not knowing whether they will eat any food at all in the near future, let alone have a surplus. We are witnessing terrible famine in Africa on our TV screens at the moment. Sadly many will die from starvation and those of us in the West look on in dismay at the helplessness of world governments and organisations.

Famine is not a new phenomenon. In fact famines are often described as being Biblical.There are many examples of famines in the Bible as they were as much a part of natural life then as they are now, although there are many famines these days as a result of human action such as war and destruction rather than natural disasters.

The Bible also holds out promises of better times to come in God’s Kingdom which is coming on the earth. He says through his Prophets that there will be no more hunger and famine and death. The world will be made as new and that food will grow in abundance even on the tops of mountains. This is something we can all look forward to knowing that the misery and suffering of hunger can be done away with and we should pray for God’s Kingdom to come – very soon.

“And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.” Revelation 21 v 4 

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