“Why pay money for something that will not nourish you? Why spend your hard-earned money on something that will not satisfy? Listen carefully to me and eat what is nourishing!” Isaiah 55:2 (NET)
Would you put maple syrup in your car instead of gasoline? “But it tastes better!” Maybe so, but the car won’t run on maple syrup. In fact, you might end up ruining your car!
Look around. That’s just what we (as a society) are doing. Filling our mouths with for that tastes good, but does not provide us with the nourishment we need. Food that ends up ruining the marvelous creation that God made.
Food was meant to be fuel for the body. Food was intended to serve the body and provide it what it needs for optimal performance. But our society has completely inverted that formula. For many, the body is at the mercy of food. We are food-obsessed. The pleasure of our taste-buds has taken first priority, and nutrition and nourishment have taken a back seat (heck, they may even have been tossed out of the car by now)!
Join me in the fight against this obsession with food (our “food-session,” for short). Reclaim the body as God designed and intended. Reclaim food as fuel — as nourishment for your body — and not as the destroyer of God’s good creation. Reclaim God’s intended order that food is for the body not the other way around.
It’s going to be a tough fight. I have a 8-year-old and a 6-year-old. I tell them often that we eat for our bodies, not for our mouths. On certain days, I have them look at “My Healthy Plate” and tell me what categories of intake they are lacking for that day. Our kids are surrounded by more than junk food; they are bombarded by crap-food (pardon me). Sometimes it’s distressing, but all the more reason that we cannot give up the fight.
Will you join me? There’s still time to make a difference and show our Lord that we really do value the very good creation He gave us.