Monday, February 20, 2012

The Pantry

The Pantry
By Carol Condon

The list was filling up with all the “Hey, Mom, we need some more pop tarts” and “I’m out of shower gel.” Each one was taking their turn in filling up the shopping list, which eventually would fill up my shopping cart. As younger children their requests would be general. They would ask for fruit snacks, and I would pick up some for them. As the shopping bags were emptied and placed onto the proper shelves in the pantry they would become so excited when they saw the fruit snack box added to the weekly supplies. Presently, as growing teen-agers and young adults they will ask for fruit snacks, but not just any fruit snacks. They want the ones from Target. They quickly ask me if I know which ones they mean because they are their favorite. What is a Mom to do with that request? If I think hard enough I can come up with a reason to head to the local Target and fill this simple request.

The pantry is where our provisions are stored. When someone in our home is in need or in want of something they will go there and see what is available. Many times they do not know what they are looking for. All they do know is that they are looking for something and hopefully they will see something there that will fill their need or even their want.

How many times do we as Christian go to our Lord for a need or even a want? He has a “Pantry” stocked and ready for each one of us. All we have to do is go to His Word and anything and everything that we need is found there. If we need something specific then all we have to do is to simply ask and He will supply. As I pick up His Word I may not even know what I am looking for but as I enter His Pages I quickly find exactly what I need. Do you have time to search “His Pantry” today? He has already completed His shopping and is ready for you.

“But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.”
Philippians 4:19


  1. The Lord has been instructing me to set aside enough supplies/food to last us at least three months - longer in the winter. After reading your post, I realize I also need to 'stock up' on His Word - and store it up in the pantry of my heart.

    Thank you for your post! It hit the spot!

  2. I was directted to your post through a friend on Facebook. I whole heartedly agree. Everything we need, every answer to life's dilemmas, can be found in the Word of God. And so often we look everywhere else first.

    Thanks for an uplifting post.

  3. Found this link while searching Google, thanks