Cruciferous

Romans 1:20For ever since the creation of the world His invisible nature and attributes, that is, His eternal power and divinity, have been made intelligible and clearly discernable in and thru the things which have been (His handiworks.) So men are without excuse, [altogether without any defense or justification.] (AMP)

All right! I confess! As a child I used to hide turnip by smushing it into leftover gravy on my plate. Since my plate looked to be clear of the stuff, I qualified for dessert!  It didn’t take my mom long to catch on though. She knew I liked gravy too much to leave any on my plate.

I eat almost everything now, but it took some doing for me to develop any taste for vegetables like mustard, watercress, turnip, horseradish, broccoli and cabbage. As my taste buds grew, so did my thirst for spiritual knowledge. I was delighted to learn that these same bitter vegetables form flowers in the shape of a cross; thus their name, Cruciferous. Just think of it. The Cross, and The Christ, evident even in the food we eat.

What do we display in bitter times of life? Is it Jesus? Can He count on us to come through hard times and display the Cross?  What do our lives look like from His point of view?

Prayer: Lord, we confess that we have been turning up our nose when You serve us broccoli and turnips. Help us remember that even in our less than pleasant places, there You are, waiting to help us eat up. In Jesus’ name. Amen

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