Thursday, November 21, 2013

Seasoned Just Perfect

Living in a house of "foodies," I completely understand the concept of seasoning.  We were watching a cooking show the other day (a favorite past-time in the Davis household) and the chef referred to his entree as being "seasoned just perfect."

With seasonings, a little is perfect, but too much is overwhelming.  

My mother was a big fan of almond extract.  She loved it and held to the premise that if one teaspoon is good, one tablespoon is better.  But it wasn't always better, in fact sometimes it ruined the dish.  

My youngest daughter, by contrast,  is a master of flavorings.  She knows exactly what minute amounts to combine together to make a routine recipe turn out as a masterpiece.

Think of any spice... salt, pepper, nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves...and think how it would taste to take a heaping spoonful into your mouth.  My bet is it wouldn't be there long.  But a sprinkling of these on certain dishes makes them delightful.

As Christians we should be especially seasoned.  And what is that seasoning?  Grace.  It is grace by faith which seasons the Christians.  Grace and faith are those which make the fires of life bring out the best in us, lead us to trusting Him more and recognizing that "as for God, His way is perfect, (2 Samuel 22:31.)

Let your speech be always with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man.

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