Cross Training


Hot apple cider, warm pumpkin bread, Frito chili pie, turkey and cranberry sauce. I like the foods that come with fall. The wind begins to turn northerly, bringing cooler temperatures, brightly colored leaves, and foods that range from spicy to fruity. Psalm 104 reminds me that the food I eat, every day, comes from God’s hand. The writer of this psalm describes how even the animals go to God for their daily food. We’ll pick it up in verses 27and 28:

“These all look to you to give them their food at the proper time. When you give it to them, they gather it up; when you open your hand, they are satisfied with good things.”

Think of the good things God has given us. We could survive on oatmeal and Brussels sprouts, but God gave us Honeycrisp apples, bright orange pumpkins, and, my personal favorite, the cacao bean. Yellow corn, snappy green beans, plump blueberries and luscious purple grapes round out a rainbow of interesting things to taste and enjoy. Eat a rainbow every day and thank the God of the rainbow for His faithfulness, His creativity, and His loving kindness that provides for our needs.

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