the colors, the texture
a sensual gift from Heaven
Today’s writing prompt for National Haiku Writing Month is “vegetables (any kind).” I’m continuing yesterday’s theme of oblique Bible references for my celebration of vegetables.
I love food, and not necessarily in moderation! You could never tell from my zaftig physique, but I crave protein, fruits and veggies far more than carbs. So did the ancient Israelites. Apparently, wandering the desert for 40 years can work up quite an appetite, and there was a dire shortage of food as time went on. God gifted them with manna from Heaven, but even this amazing miracle wore thin.
“We remember the fish we used to eat for free in Egypt. And we had all the cucumbers, melons, leeks, onions, and garlic we wanted. But now our appetites are gone. All we ever see is this manna!” – Numbers 11:5
In Mark, Chapter 4, Jesus has a conversation with the devil, who tempts Him to break His 40-day fast, and prove that He is Lord, by turning stones into loaves of bread. Jesus told him,
“No! The Scriptures say, ‘People do not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.’ ” – Mark 4:4
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