Wednesday, May 23, 2012

The Incredible, Edible Egg

I love eggs.

A fried egg, sunny side up.
A fried egg, sunny side up. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
I love them scrambled.  I love them fried, over easy.  I love them boiled.  I love egg custard.  I love egg salad.  I love souffles.  I love eggs crumbled over my green salad.  I absolutely love eggs.  So does my beagle.  When I eat eggs in the morning, (usually a boiled egg) she expects to get a bite!

The thing I love most about eggs is what a beautiful picture they are of the trinity. 

The unfertilized egg is one cell . . .yes, one cell, yet it is comprised of three distinct parts, the shell, the yolk and the white, or albumin.  The three parts are very distinct.  One would never try to eat the shell -- at least I hope not. 

The yolk and the white have very different textures and tastes,  just ask my beagle, who definitely prefers the fatty yolk to the protein albumin!  Yet, the structure is one cell.  My brain has trouble wrapping around such a concept, but I accept it to be true because those who know much better than I tell me so.

Our God is one God. . .the Scriptures clearly state this fact.  "For I am God and there is no other," (Isaiah 45:22.)  They also state that our God is God the Father (John 6:27; Romans 1:27; 1 Peter 1:2), God the Son (John 1:1; John 1:14; Romans 9:5; Colossians 2:9; Hebrews 1:8) and God the Holy Spirit (Acts 5:3-4; I Corinthians 3:16).

Three parts of the trinity, equal and yet one God.

 It is even harder for my brain to wrap around this concept than with the egg, but the Scriptures say it is true and I know them to be true above all other authorities in my life.  I will believe the Scriptures when everything else in my world rails against them because they are the single authoritative text in my life.

So the next time eggs show up on our plates, let us use that as a time to thank the Lord for the marvelous mystery of the Trinity, which only He can understand.  Let us thank Him for His presence in our lives as God the Father, as God the Son and as God the Holy Spirit. 

And let us also thank Him for creating the eggs.

 "The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, 
and the love of God, 
and the communion of the Holy Ghost, 
be with you all. 
2 Corinthians 13:14

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