Cast Iron

When my grandparents married, they had very little. Granny first did her cooking in five pound corn syrup tins with a handmade wire handle. I can imagine her joy when they finally could afford a cast iron pan or two.

Cast iron is out of favor now but it first appeared about the year 680 in Britain. The food cooked more evenly and the pots never wore out. Some of us were blessed to inherit these fine utensils. (Probably not the original ones from 68 0AD!)

Cast iron was capable of withstanding the direct heat of an open fire. It sure beat cooking your meat on a stick!

Now we lean toward non-stick pans. We like convenience, don’t we?

I hope that is not true for our faith! God forbid that we ever choose non-stick, self-cleaning methods over the tried and true solid of cast-iron of God’s Word.

As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17, NIV)

Prayer- God, we do tend to lean toward the easy but sometimes your word is not so easy. Help us to follow your ironclad truth. Help us follow you in the midst of today’s world panic. Amen.

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