Second Week of Advent, Sunday, December 6, 2020

Then God said, “I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food.”

Genesis 1:29

This verse could be the vegetarian creed. However, God’s words are regal. God promises to provide the most basic human need, nourishment. It is our obligation to accept this gift and interpret it as another sign of God’s grace and love for us all. It is incumbent we use what has been provided voraciously in HIS service.  “You may be whatever you resolve to be” and you need sustenance to succeed in life’s journey. This gift is unequivocal.  God provides for our basic need and it is our choice how we will shepherd it and apply it in our life.

The parable of the Sower in the New Testament illustrates this well.  Liken this gift of food to God giving his spirit to us. Nourished, it grows and bears fruit, and our lives are lived in a Christian lifestyle. Ignored or taken for granted, our spirit languishes and never puts down roots and consequently our life is not lived according to God’s plan.

Food for our soul.

Rob Taylor