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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

God speaks.....even through chips and salsa

So, I've been on a huge spicy food kick ever since finding out I was pregnant. I've been making homemade salsa on a very regular basis, which also means I've been buying lots of corn chips to go with it. Yesterday as I was nearing the end of the bag of chips, only to get to the "bottom of the bag" chips, you know the ones I mean. They are all broken, small and some are even reduced to mere crumbs. Now, what do we usually do with these chips? Most of us probably just toss them because they are too hard to mess with, especially if you are wanting to dip them in something.

So, I tossed the bag....didn't really give it another thought.

Now we all know that God can use any situation in our lives to teach us something, but this? Surly not! However, through chips and salsa, God spoke...Early this morning, I heard His heavenly whisper say to me....."Aren't all my children like those chips you tossed? Broken, crumbling and small? Yet, I delight in these chips! They have purpose and flavor, just the same as the others!"

As I sat there in my bed, the quietness all around me, I thanked the Lord for such a beautiful word picture as this! What a joy to my heart to be reminded of these things. For one, I am broken, but glued together only by the undeserved saving grace of our Lord, Jesus Christ! Two, I do have purpose, even when those around me don't see it, HE does! As for my "flavor," I have to remember that each and every person on this earth is made by our Almighty creator and I should love openly, wholeheartedly and fully, each one of them, because He does!

Have a God filled day, and remember, don't throw away those bottom of the bag chips! They're yummy!!!

In His Grace alone,



Victoria said...

Love this! I say, poor the bits in the salsa and grab a spoon! God always hands us the perfect tool for handling the crumbs life throws our way!

Victoria said...

Or, I should say, pour the bits...spell check needs an upgrade to include dummy checking. =P

lillymac said...

great post... or use those crumbs/salso on top of a breast of chicken and top with cheese... yum!

Leah & Jon said...

Plain chips I get tossing them, but there are some chips that I kind of let my husband eat all the "good" big ones and wait for the crumbs. (i.e. Pringles!)

Great reminder though! We were just talking in Bible study about how easy it is to judge others according to our human idea of "good" or worthy. Ouch!

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Hana said...

Love it Ali! very well said!! You are so good with words! Miss ya!