When I was young and strong and ambitious I used to grow a vegetable and fruit garden. Tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, squash, cucumbers, berries and fruit trees and the like. It was great fun to go out into the morning sun and pluck God’s provision off the vine, tasting the goodness of real food. I especially enjoyed sharing those moments with my daughters. My, how time flies by.
Then there were the rare times when we would find something planted by God. There we were, taking a quiet walk in the woods or hills with loved ones and God revealed a wild onion or alpine strawberry, blackberry or goose berries in the shade of an old enormous oak tree. Ahhh, that’s a moment of wonder and awe, don’t you think?
These simple pleasures make enjoying food so much richer. So, I toast you who savour those moments, teaching your children and remembering Who it is that has provided the bounty on your plate! Go forth and forage…
Genesis 1:29 (NKJV)
And God said, “See, I have given you every herb that yields seed which is on the face of all the earth, and every tree whose fruit yields seed; to you it shall be for food.