It started with a conversation with my husband about dinner the night before and how we ate too much, but the food was so good. I mentioned that it was too bad food wasn’t like manna, something we would eat to survive, but not necessarily something we enjoyed. If it didn’t look so good, or taste so good, we wouldn’t over eat. So that got me thinking….
“When the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes”…Gen 3:6a
The first sin had to do with good looking food! They had it perfect in the garden and still threw it all away by the temptation of a delight. Yes, I realize more than calories were at stake here, but let’s be real, if it hadn’t been “a delight to the eyes” there’s a better chance that Satan might have had to rework his plan.
So where does that leave us? Or at least me, since this is MY blog and all about me ;)
It made me see the sin in overeating. This morning I was able to say no to my regular morning apple fritter. Tomorrow has worries of its own, but for today I will pass up what is “a delight to the eyes” and perhaps even to the lips, and make better choices. Remembering ultimately, that my body is a temple of the Holy Spirit and I should be caring for it as such.
Now to get through Paczki Day…
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