Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Good nutrition

So here is today's confession. As usual, I ran out of the house without breakfast. As a result, I had to rely on a drive-thru window at a fast food restaurant for my morning meal. Unlike most days, I did wait until I got to Grant, drove the window at Hardees and brought my food back to my office. I sat down opened up the bag and prayed a blessing over my food. As always I prayed, "Lord, bless this food to the nurture of my body." Then I looked at my food . . . biscuits and gravy. And then it occurred to me! There was no nutrition in my meal and no amount of prayer would make it miraculous full of the good things my body needed.

Which led me to wonder how many other times I do what I want to do and then ask God to bless it as if God would turn biscuits and gravy into whole grains and fruits?

1 Ho, everyone who thirsts, come to the waters; and you that have no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without price. 2 Why do you spend your money for that which is not bread, and your labor for that which does not satisfy? Listen carefully to me, and eat what is good, and delight yourselves in rich food. 3 Incline your ear, and come to me; listen, so that you may live. I will make with you an everlasting covenant, my steadfast, sure love for David. 4 See, I made him a witness to the peoples, a leader and commander for the peoples. 5 See, you shall call nations that you do not know, and nations that do not know you shall run to you, because of the Lord your God, the Holy One of Israel, for he has glorified you. Isaiah 55:1-5


Kim Scites said...

ouch! and touche!

Marty said...

Is there no PORK IN HEAVEN? No gravy, no biscuits, NO BAR-B-QUE?!!! Once again, God knows I'M DOING IT ALL WRONG! I can feel the arteries calcifying now ... I need a different prayer ... God save me from myself!

Hillary Dunham said...

Ooh. What a great revelation! And why is there always a Hardee's in a small town? I think they set up shop before the post office.

Craig Clontz said...

If your biscuits and sausage gravy from Hardees looked like that picture, I wouldn't care what its nutritional value was - dig in, I say!