A Day in the Park

The invitation was simple. Come.

Come to the park and don’t leave until your hunger and thirst are satisfied. Take from the bounty of pizza, chips, and water. Take until you are filled and quenched.

Whole pies went home with some, slices with others, thanks offered with starving eyes.

But there are a million ways a body can starve, physical hunger being only one.

So we prayed with those thirsty for God. Hugged those starved for affection. Conversed with those famished for companionship. And most importantly, directed their attention to the only One who can satisfy their deepest needs.

The preacher invited the starving to come to the table and feast on Living Bread. Living Bread proclaimed through Living Words able to rebirth the dying with a simple invitation. Come.

And those who were thirsty, poor in spirit, who knew their need, came to drink from the fountain that truly satisfies. God ushered souls from darkness into the Light.

And this day in the park was anything but a simple day in the park.

For many came.

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