Fast Food

Fast Food


By Gail Cartee

Another parable spake he unto them; The kingdom of heaven is like unto leaven, which a woman took, and hid in three measures of meal, till the whole was leavened. Matthew 13:33 (KJV).

Have you ever made a loaf of bread and watched the yeast do its work? Yeast is a type of fungus that causes bread dough to rise. A small amount of yeast is mixed into flour along with other ingredients. The dough must be continuously folded and mixed, otherwise known as “kneaded.” This takes time and a lot of hard work. Then the dough is allowed to rest and rise. This is not fast food. It takes most of the day. But oh, the satisfying taste of fresh baked bread for supper!

The kingdom of heaven, Jesus said, is like making bread. The gospel was first “mixed” into the world by Jesus and His twelve disciples. What a small amount of people for such a big world. The kingdom of heaven is to go into the whole world. The church’s responsibility is continually “kneading” or mixing the gospel into the world. Is it easy and quick? No – it takes time and hard work. Remember, the woman patiently worked to make bread. God has a plan to bring the gospel, the bread of life, to the whole world. That plan includes you!

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Gail Cartee (1)

Gail Cartee is a writer and teacher of hands-on family devotions. She and her husband live in the foothills of SC.  They have three grown children and three grandchildren. Gail has written Sunday School lessons for children and teens since 1984. She has taught in both private and public schools. Gail often gets inspiration for her hands-on lessons while working in her organic garden.

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