When I slice a loaf of bread I am always struck by the fact that once sliced a loaf of bread can never be whole again .
I feel some sense of contrition that my deliberate action
has irretrievably changed something whole and beautiful!
And yet the popular saying ... "Greatest thing since sliced bread!"
makes the sliced loaf of bread a standard
by which all other inventions measure their value!
Because until the loaf of bread is 'sliced' it is useless...
It is only when it is broken into 'pieces' that it can fulfil the original purpose of the loaf...
to feed and nourish those who partake of it.
For all of us as we look back over the past year,
it is sliced into memories of seasons, experiences and events-
These slices have affected us, emotionally, physically, and mentally-
some filled us with joy , some with sorrow or despair.
We have God's promise that if we trust Him He will
work the slices of 2011 together for our good ...
growing us in wisdom and strength and faith.
The year before us
is a whole loaf ..... it has not yet been sliced
We know not how the knife of time,
will slice the 'loaf' of this new year,
but God already knows
and we can safely put our trust in Him
that He will provide all that we will need !
"Blessed be the Lord, who DAILY loads us with benefits!"
We, the girls of MGCC,
wish you a very Happy New Year ...
May all your 2012 'slices' be loaded with the sweetness of God's love!