Listen to this devotional:
Hebrews 5:14 – But solid food is for the mature, who by constant use have trained themselves to distinguish good from evil. (NIV).
We just got our first Good Food Box. This community-based plan encourages people to eat fresh, local produce at affordable prices. We ordered the "small box" for ten dollars and got so much produce that it could fit into the Twelve Days of Christmas song. The last verse would sound like this:
- On the twelfth day of Good Food Box, our true friend brought to us: twelve meals of potatoes, eleven cloves of garlic, a ten-minute visit, nine fellow munchers, eight servings of cranberries, seven orange carrots, six round onions, five heads of cabbage! Four golden apples, three sweet potatoes, two heads of broccoli, and a red pepper in a pear tree!
Vegetables! Just in time to remind us that our healthy eating habits disappeared during the Christmas season of wild, abandoned munching! High doses of chocolate, second helpings of mince pie, and trays of other goodies passed our lips.
Oh, haven't we lived with wild abandon since Thanksgiving? Not only did our eating go to pot, but the time we spent with Jesus dwindled too. We rushed to parties and from malls. We missed our quiet times with Him because we slept in after assembling bikes and wrapping dollies. We promised Jesus that we would get to Him soon … we are so busy … we have no time …
And then God gets our attention with something like a box of fresh veggies and we are reminded that He offers healthy, solid food, and He delivers it daily by way of His Good Food Book, the Bible.
It's a day or two early for a New Year's resolution, but He has been waiting so long now.
Prayer: Lord, forgive us for our absence. For Christ's sake, we pray. Amen.