What’s for Dinner?
In the Word
There is nothing better for a person than that he should eat and drink and find enjoyment in his toil. This also, I saw, is from the hand of God, for apart from him who can eat or who can have enjoyment (Ecclesiastes 2:24–25)?
Of the Word
Mothers may dread hearing the question, “What’s for dinner?” They know the answer will please some and disappoint others. Family dinners can be a great reminder of God’s goodness no matter what is being served.
God could have had all the food look or taste the same, but He created bright red watermelons and tomatoes, purple grapes and cabbage, green beans and lettuce, orange pumpkins and carrots.
God gave us taste buds so we could experience salty, sweet, and sour. He gave us the desire for food so we could receive the nutrients we need, just as we receive spiritual nutrition through Jesus’ body and blood shed for us on the cross and given to us in the Lord’s Supper. He offers to us both this physical and spiritual nutrition and says, “Enjoy!”
God wants us to recognize and enjoy His goodness when we come together. This will only happen if we see all this as a gift from God. So what’s for dinner? An opportunity to see and taste God’s goodness again!
Walking with my Lord
Thank You, Lord, for the food You provide from Your bounty. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
Mustard Seed: Everyday Celebrations. Authors: Elaine Bickel and Jan Struck. 7/28 ©2015 Lutheran Women’s Missionary League, 801 Seminary Place Ste. L010, St. Louis, MO 63105. Code: #40195
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