Glorious Grub and the Glorious God
One of the best things about this time of year is scoffing leftover Creme Eggs.
Baker and author, Ruby Tandoh, feels the same way. In her book, Eat Up!, she writes:
It is a truth universally acknowledged that a Creme Egg… just has to be bought and eaten, in case you never have the good fortune to happen upon another one.
In other words, grab it while you can!
Enjoy Your Grub
Creme Eggs are good gifts that a very generous God has designed for us to enjoy.
Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights (James 1:17).
He’s graciously filled the world with delicious flavours and tastes - nachos with guacamole. Chunky chips. Ripe nectarines. Grilled halloumi cheese.
Our Heavenly Father made a ‘very good’ world for us to live in and enjoy (Genesis 1:31).
Enjoy Your God
But our enjoyment wasn’t the ultimate reason why God gave us good gifts. He gave them to us as little touchable, edible and visible pictures of his goodness and amazing abundance.
So that we can enjoy him.
So that by tucking into a Creme Egg, the gift would show us the Giver - its sweetness only a fraction of how sweet God is.
And it’s not just sweet treats.
Did he need to invent funky-smelling cheeses like stilton? Or tomatoes in a rainbow of shades? Of course not. He’s a God of abundance.
So Eat Up! and enjoy the rogue Creme Egg you’ll find down the side of your sofa in the next few weeks.
But don’t forget to look beyond the gift to the Giver. Let your wonder for the world’s glorious grub become wonder at the world’s glorious God.