Do all of you know what this is? It is a timer. This type of timer is called an hourglass, but
this one doesn't time an hour. This is a one minute timer. It takes one minute for all of the
sand in this timer to run from one end to the other. Have you ever heard someone say, "Wait just
a minute?" Well, sometimes a minute can seem like a long time. Other times, a minute seems to
ust fly by. I am going to turn this timer over and for one minute, I want you to see how many
things you can think of that you like to eat. Are you ready? Okay....go! (wait for one minute)
Did you think of a lot of good things to eat? I did. I thought about fried chicken, mashed potatoes
and gravy, hamburgers, hot dogs, pizza, cake, cookies, ice cream, candy, and a lot more. Did you
know that in that one minute while we were thinking about all the things we like to eat, seventeen
people in the world died from hunger? Of those seventeen people that died, thirteen of them were
children. Boys and girls like you.
One day, Jesus was speaking to a group of people and he said to them, "I was hungry, and you gave
me nothing to eat." They asked him, "When did we do that?" He answered them, "If you didn't do it
for others, you didn't do it for me." During this month, we are taking a special offering to help
people in the world who, without our help, may die from hunger. Will you help? It is the same as
doing it for Jesus!
Lord, you have given us so much. Help us to share it with those in need.