18 Apr Strawberries and Jesus
My family and I spent four days camping at Hocking Hills, Ohio, this past weekend, and it was just what my soul needed. The breathtaking caves and fantastic waterfalls inspired oohs and ahs from my children and me every time we ventured out. Interestingly enough, my most profound and inspiring moment happened while slicing strawberries for breakfast in the camper on Saturday morning. I had a big, fresh container of super red juicy sweet berries, and as I washed and sliced them and placed them on the little dinette table for the kids to devour, I felt a little stir in my soul (holy spirit?). I thought, isn’t it funny how the simplest, earth-grown foods are the very best things we can choose for our body and physical health, and the most humanly altered and processed food items are generally the worst? They might taste better and look more enticing, but it comes down to the simplistic, organic foods that God put here for us to nourish us best. As a parallel in life, the things that God wants for us, in general, are often the most basic, simple things (kindness and generosity towards others and love for thy neighbor) and are best for feeding our soul. The most human and altered things (money, possessions, power) are the most harmful. We always think we know what we want/need, but is it always in line with what He desires for us? Something to think about as I watched with satisfaction as my kids gobbled up the berries and reflected on this little epiphany and just felt led to share with you today.
God Bless and be well, friends.