This is an audio recording of the message on Sunday, Sept 21, 2014. Mike Rusert preaching, Erin Ley co-presenting.
The wealthy of the world (yes, that includes us) have spent decades assembling a food production and distribution system that gives us whatever we want, whenever we want it, from wherever it comes, at the price we want. Great…except it is bad for us, hurting our planet and leaving billions hungry. Let’s avoid the easy answers and finger pointing and start creating a ‘what’s next’ that reflects being the stewards of the earth God has called us to be. #WOYP
“What’s On Your Plate?”The answer is… FOOD! It isn’t just something to put in your mouth, it is what fuels your body, and more. Food is your network of relationships with friends & family, global neighbors, nature and the planet itself. They are all on your plate, like it or not, and in it all is God. What’s on your plate matters so we’re biting off a chunk to give you something to chew on all month. Our kids are doing the same and so is GroupLife. Today we start with where your food starts – crops. Thanks for being Jacob’s Well with us today!
If you had a break from the deluge of the have-to-do's of life this summer, reality is about to hit. The question may be "How will you let it hit?" You can't stop it and you will never get it quite right, and God doesn't expect you to. God would love to work with you to let it all make sense, however. We're talking about that.