I'm curious. Where do you sit when you eat? On the surface it seems like a simple question, but as I've asked a few people they hesitate to answer because they needed me to be more specific.
"Well, it depends where I am..." | "Depends on the meal..." | "Which meal?"
Stop and think of all the different kinds of chairs we sit on to eat our meals... They come in all sorts of colors, shapes and sizes. Most of us have several chairs to choose from when we sit down.
Sitting is such a common, everyday activity that most of us don't really stop to think about it. We just do it - especially as it relates to eating (another ordinary daily event). Let's move beyond eating.
Think of ALL the different things we do throughout the day as we sit. I'm willing to go out on a limb and say that if you are reading this, you are most likely sitting down on some kind of chair. I wonder what the chair you are sitting on looks like? How does it feel? If you are in the bathroom - some things are best left unsaid.
There is also great significance placed on seating... there is priority seating at restaurants, airplanes (first-class), sporting and entertainment events, etc. Where we sit matters. Right? We are getting ready to head down to Nicoya, Costa Rica in July with our family and the kids are already talking about who gets the window seat. Let's face it, where we sit can have certain perks.
What about those that don't have a place to sit? What about those whose lives could be better if they only had a decent place to sit? It seems outrageous to think about NOT having a place sit. Our culture creates all sorts of places designed around seating: waiting rooms,schools, churches, sports arenas, etc.
At Envia we like to create spaces for transformation to take place in the lives of people. One of the spaces we are working on right now is the feeding program. The children need decent tables and chairs. The current tables and chairs we utilize every week are inadequate: falling apart, too small and not enough. We have over 90 kids in our feeding program and we can only sit about 45 children down at a time! When you add mothers and siblings, we are ill equipped to serve everyone.
I've seen many of their homes... they don't have chairs to sit in... They also don't have food to eat. You and I can help create a space in which we can help change their lives. Yes, a simple, ordinary chair can help do just that!
Envia has been presented with a challenge to raise 10K in 30 Days. Two donors will give Envia $5,000 ($2,500 each) if we are able to raise $5,000 to purchase new tables and chairs. $5,000 covers 1 year of feedings, once per week for over 90 kids!
Where do you sit on the issue?