Friday, February 11, 2011

The Best Meal Ever

I love food.  I love to cook it, I love to read about it, and mostly, I love to eat it.

Simple, comfort foods like macaroni and cheese, or pinto beans.

Favorite foods, like our family's chicken spaghetti.
A simple lunch the boys and I enjoyed a few weeks ago.

Party foods that are full of butter and cream cheese and bacon.

Italian food, Mexican food, Chinese food.

A big, old-fashioned hamburger grilled in the backyard.

I could go on and on, couldn't you?

Sometimes it is the food itself that is so good.  Often it is helped along by the company you share or the setting around you.  The food can be good because of its intricacy or because of its simplicity.

But I think I know if I could travel anywhere through space or time where I could find the Best Meal Ever.  I think about it every time I read the story, and wish I could be there to experience the food, the atmosphere... the miracle.

"And when he (Jesus) had taken the five loaves and the two fishes, he looked up to heaven, and blessed, and brake the loaves, and gave them to his disciples to set before them; and the two fishes divided he among them all." Mark 6:41

You know Jesus never did anything halfway.  No matter what shape the bread was in when it got to Jesus, it's a pretty safe guess that it was fresh and soft when it was placed in the hands of the people.  

Can you imagine?  After traveling on foot, far from home, and listening to Jesus teach all day, sitting down in the green grass (Mark 6:39) in the fresh air, surrounded by your family and friends, and eating food that Jesus himself had held and blessed?

With all the food in all the world, I don't think I could find a meal better than that one.

1 comment:

Kristin said...

I wish I would have waited until LATER to read this! Haha, supper is many hours from now!