“O taste and see that the Lord is good; happy are those who take refuge in him.” (Psalm 34:8)
Who doesn’t like waffles? Nobody that I know! With that in mind, I was thrilled to see Peter walk into Wesley Hall on Sunday morning, December 29, with a smile on his face and a waffle-maker in his hand. He came offering to make fresh waffles for the 9:30 a.m. breakfast that served our homeless neighbors and FUMC members who wanted to spend time together before our unified worship service in the sanctuary.
For this unique Sunday between Christmas and New Year’s Day, the breakfast took the place of the 7:30 a.m. Community Breakfast that happens every Sunday in Wesley Hall. It is such a wonderful example of the presence of God’s love, and our church’s desire to respond with creativity and compassion.Every Sunday about a dozen members of our church bring breakfast items to serve to about 50-75 people who truly need a hearty meal and heart-felt expressions of acceptance and hospitality. It makes me happy and proud every week!
Well, the occasion of the 29th was a bit stressful, because it was a different time and uncertain group of people bringing food…. Would we have enough? Could we organize it in a fairly short period of time? With so many of our “regulars” being gone that day, it was a given that we would have some rough spots (which we did). But even in the midst of our mistakes, the Holy Spirit was present in the varieties of food, the warm smiles, the willing hearts…. and the fabulous symbol of “Peter & His Waffle-Maker”. What a perfect Christmas gift from God to each of us!