Beautiful natural thermal spring in Turkey...
A secondary thought struck me today and it impacted me so that I thought…yes I must share this!
It was after a not-so-uncommon thought entered my mind…that being, “Wow it’s expensive to eat healthy!” This thought came to mind as I was watching my youngest son devour a pear from a fresh pile recently given to us by my sister. After the pear he went on to eat a muesli bar, and then not long later he sat down to eat a fresh bowl of Spaghetti Bolognese with veggies…for dessert he made himself breakfast cereal! As you all know, growing healthy boys can eat a lot!
But what was so profound today was my secondary thought, after I once again thought how expensive it is here in Australia to buy healthy food in comparison to quick pre-packaged snack food…which I call ‘junk food’ because we all know it is!
I was pondering as usual the injustice of our market system which punishes the consumer and small local growers, yet rewards the huge, unconscientious, giants of the global food industry. I suppose this is where my mind usually stops…with a sigh of disappointment …as honestly I am unable to provide my children with what I’d prefer which is all organic produce and lean meats…because I literally CANNOT afford to!
At this point today, my mind then thought… “Should this really surprise you? Do you really think the ruler of this world wants you to be able to provide your family with healthy, fresh food?” And I then had to stop and ponder this new thought…and I couldn’t help but think…of course he doesn’t!
I know God is GOOD and as our loving Father, He wants us to have the best of what He provides…but the ruler of this world (the devil) doesn’t want us to be in our best health…physically or spiritually!
The ruler of this world for now, will do all he can to keep us from restoration with our loving Father and to hurt and destroy us…just think of all the short-cuts the huge companies make, all because of greed, and of their lies…the devil is the father of lies!
So I will continue to try my best to provide healthy food for my beautiful boys, which is the way God designed it…even if I have to take extra time to wash their fruit due to chemical sprays, or peel it, and I will continue to buy Organic Weeties even though they cost me more because I love them…it’s a small sacrifice in comparison to Jesus’ loving sacrifice for us, to reconcile us with our Father in heaven!
So the next time you get angry at injustice rather than blaming God…think about sin and its origin form the enemy who is at work to keep you from God! Jesus is the only way for true HEALTH and RESTORATION and I am longing for His return when all will be put right!
In love as always, Melanie...