“ I am the living bread that came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever. This bread is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.” John 6:51
The fall months are some of the busiest on the farm. All of the guys spend every waking minute with one goal in mind- to get the harvest of soybeans and corn finished! Because of the long work hours for the men, we ladies can get to feeling a little lonely. To make the long days more enjoyable, we plan a few get-togethers just for the girls.
This year we planned a special meal together with pretty dishes and good food that we girls especially like. We talked and planned a meal that included some girly appetizers, a dainty main dish, and a decadent coffee bar.
I once read that Corrie Ten Boom, the famous Christian Holocaust rescuer, came from a family who believed that one’s body and spirit should be nourished during a meal. With this belief in mind, her family practiced reading God’s word and discussing it together before they took their first bite of each meal. Because of this strong spiritual nourishment, she and the other members of her family turned out to be world changers!
With this inspiring story in mind, we ladies decided that not only should we feed our physical bodies, but that we should also take this opportunity to feed our spiritual lives, too. So, we planned that during our meal we would read and discuss Titus chapter 2 with regards to Paul’s admonitions for godly womanhood.
When we arrived at Mom’s house, it was evident that she had been working hard to prepare a lovely meal for us. The dining room table was beautifully set with pretty floral dishes, lit candles, and a place card for each of us. As we each brought in the dishes we had prepared, it became apparent that the meal would be delicious and special.
We thoroughly enjoyed our girly meal, but I know that my favorite part of this event was the biblical discussion we shared as women. This verse especially stood out to me:
Titus 2: 4
“And so train the young women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled, pure, working at home, kind, and submissive to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be reviled.”
I greatly desire to please my Lord by obeying his commands given to me in Titus 2:4. And I am so thankful that I am part of a family who encourages me to strive to be this kind of a woman.
I left the Lonely Ladies Lunch feeling not one bit lonely, but instead nourished- both physically and spiritually!