Have you ever considered that for most of human history, if you wanted to eat hot food you had to start a fire?
I’d defrosted some BBQ Pork from the freezer, intending to put it in the crockpot this morning before church. But instead, I had to throw together a Sunday school lesson (what happens when one teacher is gone for the week and then two more get sick? Well, the one that’s left makes do!) and neglected to put in the pork. So we microwaved the pork when we got home from church.
And then, while I was cleaning up dishes, my PrayerApp reminded me to give thanks to God for the material blessings he has given us.
That’s when I started thinking about the abundance I enjoy.
I don’t have to start a fire.
Instead, I can start one of my two crockpots (if I remember in time). Or I can throw food in the microwave. Or fire up my propane range with the turn of a knob. Or I can stick food in one of the two ovens I own (convection or standard).
That’s right. I own SIX food-heating devices (and that’s not counting the specialized water heaters I have – an electric coffeepot and tea kettle – or the waffle iron or George Foreman grill).
We have such an abundance.
Thank you, Lord, that I don’t have to start a fire.