Sunday, July 10, 2005

Fourth Petition:Daily Bread

Our pastor is working through a series of sermons on The Lord's Prayer.

The indepth study is fascinating, always capturing my attention.

As we are contemplating *Give us this day our daily bread", we are reminded of Luther's Smaller Catechism explanation of this *bread*

Everything that belongs to the support and wants of the body, such as meat, drink, clothing, shoes, house, homestead, field, cattle, money, goods, a pious spouse, pious children, pious servants, pious and faithful magistrates, good government, good weather, peace, health, discipline, honor, good friends, faithful neighbors, and the like.

That is some multi-grain nutrition packed bread....unlike the white bread flavor delivered from most pulpits today....and served at most dinner tables.

Today I praise God the bountiful mercies he has displayed on me and my family in the form of daily bread. Amen and Amen