- How many of you are fans of leftover food? Why or why not? (Answers will vary but may include: Me! I love cold pizza the next morning; Eww! I can’t stand anything warmed up the next day, etc.)
Most people don’t like leftovers. They think they’re not as not good the second time around. You may have even seen commercials or videos of kids rolling their eyes and groaning when their mom says, “leftovers for dinner tonight!” Leftovers just aren’t as good as the original.
In the movie “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs,” Flint Lockwood invents a machine that makes it rain food three times a day. Pay attention to all of the leftover food! Where does it go? What do they do with it? Would you eat it after it hit the ground? Let’s watch.
Share the following video clip with your students [2:46]:
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs – Sunshine, Lollipops and Rainbows Scene (2/10) Movieclip
- Did anyone in the movie eat the leftover food? (Answers: No, the leftovers were tossed away; no they didn’t need to eat leftovers because they knew more food was coming the next meal, etc.)
- What happened to all of the extra food? (Answers: It laid on the ground; Flint Lockwood made a machine that scooped it up and flung it to an out-of-sight place, etc.)
- How would you feel if you were only able to eat leftover food from now on? (Answers might include: Food would never taste as good again; I wouldn’t like it; I would feel like I wasn’t good enough, since I wasn’t able to get the original food, etc.)
Leftovers are usually seen as second rate and never as good as they were the first time around. However, for a few, leftovers are special! Some even say the meal tastes better the next day.
The Canaanite woman in our story today was also willing to take any leftovers she could get…from Jesus. She knew His “crumbs” were the richest food on earth. Leftovers from Jesus? Yes, please! Let’s read on to see what Jesus thought of this woman’s take on His leftovers.