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A Much-Needed Christmas Meal
During the war food became scarce because farmlands were neglected when husbands and sons marched off to battle. Combined with the pillaging of the enemy, many families were ...

A Much-Needed Christmas Meal

During the war food became scarce because farmlands were neglected when husbands and sons marched off to battle. Combined with the pillaging of the enemy, many families were left with hunger throughout the year. Only on rare occasions could they enjoy delicacies once common in the land of plenty. The following was written about Christmas 1864 by Julia Fisher:

On Christmas day we fared sumptuously. Mrs. Lynn dined with us and furnished the turkey. We had some chickens and a piece of fresh pork. Gussie had been off ten miles and brought oysters—so we had an oyster stew and chicken salad, minus the greens, potatoes and rice. The turkey was dressed with corn bread. Our dessert was a corn meal pudding wet with water, enriched with bottled huckleberries and pork fat; sauce made of borrowed syrup and flour—it was excellent, how we did relish it! But we talked of the good pies and bread and cakes that linger in remembrance, and the nuts and apples that pass around so freely in that land of plenty. It is hard to be so entirely deprived of them but we try to console ourselves with the fact that we enjoy better health and appetites. We are always hungry—hungry the year round, but do not grow fat.

Lean times give us a profound appreciation for plenteous ones. David proclaimed in his old age that the Lord had never forsaken him. Notice the promise is for the righteous. For that reason, Paul could say to believers, “My God will meet all your needs” (Phil. 4:19).

God does not always provide elaborate delicacies, designer clothing, or beautiful homes, but he will provide the basic needs to those who place their trust in him.

I was young and now I am old, yet I have never seen the righteous forsaken or their children begging bread.

Psalm 37:25


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