Food, glorious food…

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If you only listened to part of the story, you could easily surmise that we ate our way through Pittsburgh this past weekend. It was certainly one aspect of our fun and I’m okay with that.

I know I’m not the only person who’s thought this and this isn’t the first time I’ve thought it: God did not have to create us with the ability to discern distinct and subtle flavors — and certainly didn’t have to create us with the ability to enjoy those differences. Besides flavors, there are also colors and aromas, textures and temperatures in our food. All of it with the potential of being enjoyed.

All of it also with the potential of being abused or misused.

God could have created us without the ability to choose and without the ability to enjoy. Both of those things can work against our best interest in various ways — it would have been safer. It would have been easier.

Instead, God gives us His Spirit to live in us giving us all we need in the midst of danger and difficulty so that we can thrive. And in this, we find great enjoyment and God receives great glory.

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