Thursday, October 24, 2013

Hot Dogs for Christ???

Greetings from the SoupMan!

Did Hot Dogs even exist when Christ walked the earth 2,000 years ago? The answer is probably 'not'! In fact while the sausage concept goes back at least 500 years, the sausage in a bun (Hot Dog) concept was really an American invention by Charles Feltman, who began selling them at his hot dog stand at Coney Island in 1871.

So if hot dogs did NOT exist 2,000 years ago when Christ walked the earth, did HE know that someday we would have them? Sure, after all HE knows everything. Yeah, he knew one day we would have hot dogs! Did Jesus also know that hot dogs would be used someday to spread the love of Christ? 

What??? You say you never heard of that concept! You never heard of hot dogs being used to spread the Good News---the Gospel. No worries because I’d be glad to tell you just how it’s done!

On Friday October 18, 2013 the official Oscar Mayer WienerMobile 
came to Dallas to partner with the SoupMobile in serving 800 Oscar Mayer Hot Dogs to multitudes of homeless men, women AND children.  Yes, you heard right!  The Wienermobile was right here in Dallas.  You say you don't believe it.  Well just click here to see the photos:

Do you see all the smiles on the faces of our volunteers that day AND the homeless we served? Those smiles weren’t there just because we were serving hot dogs. The smiles were there because we served Oscar Mayer hot dogs along with a heavy dose of the Love of Jesus. At the SoupMobile we consider serving food to the homeless as our secondary mission. Yes the food is souper important but serving the Love of Christ to our homeless friends is our Number One Mission. The SoupMobile simply used the WienerMobile as our venue to connect with our homeless friends. 

Christ did the same thing 2,000 years ago. You did hear about that time where Jesus preached the gospel and fed the 5,000 by multiplying five loaves and two fishes! They weren’t hot dogs but it was food and he was preaching the Good News—the Gospel.  All the SoupMobile did 2,000 years later was use food (hot dogs) to both feed the multitude AND give them the Love of Jesus.

Last question! Did Jesus know there would be an Oscar Mayer WienerMobile someday? For sure---remember He knows everything. And did He know the SoupMobile and the WienerMobile would partner together to spread HIS love. Absolutely, because as we all know---HE knows everything! 

May the Lord Bless & Keep You & Yours!
Signed, David Timothy, a.k.a. The SoupMan

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