Tuesday, November 30, 2010

The Spice of Life

We had great food and desserts over the holiday. The credit goes to the cooks, my wife and daughter. But their success depended on the spices they used to flavor the food.

As I stood here waiting for my coffee from the microwave, I surveyed the spices and thought of the different delights they seasoned. Anise seeds in our traditional springerle cookies. Cinnamon and clove and nutmeg for pumpkin pies. Rosemary and onion flakes for the roast on Sunday...
There are not many spices you would want to eat by the spoonful. Spices that make a roast taste great would be terrible in a pie. But without spices foods would be pretty bland.

God seasons our lives. Everyday we have some joys and some sorrows. We have pleasures and pains. We have things that are sweet and things that are sour. There is variety.

Every hour brings something new. Every day has its own character and composition. Every encounter with people is different.

Is life sweet? Is life bitter? Actually, life is flavorful! God provides what we need for today.

As it says above our spice rack, "Taste and see that the Lord is good." (Psalm 34:8)

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