| Ordinary Joys |

“The whole world is a series of miracles, but we’re so used to them we call them ordinary things.”

Hans Christian Andersen

We thank God before meals for the food that He provides…But I doubt that we always feel the full magnitude of what all we are thanking Him for. It isn’t just that He provides. It isn’t just that there is food on the table. It isn’t just the joy of being able to put nourishing, homemade food in front of family or friends, or to gift someone a loaf of bread. When was the last time I thanked God for the sense of taste? Of giving us the capacity to enjoy a meal, not just for the nourishment but for the pleasure of eating it? God didn’t have to create us with a sense of taste, with the ability to actually find wholesome pleasure in a meal, to be able to enjoy delicious food. But He did. He could have made the satisfaction of our basic needs boring and uninteresting, but He didn’t.

So I’m thankful for the ordinary joy of ordinary food, for the pleasure of a good meal, and for a God who is glorified when we enjoy what He created for our enjoyment!

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