Monday, August 4, 2014

Better than Butter

I guess I have a couple things in common with Paula Dean.  We are both southern girls and we both like butter.

To me, butter is the sum of all culinary things.  Almost every dish I love contains or conveys butter.  I love bread, with butter.  I love pasta, with butter.  Chocolate has cocoa butter in it.  I love squash, potatoes, green beans. . .all better with butter.

I have always said that cake is only a vehicle for icing, and what is icing but sugar and butter?  There is a bakery in town which uses the slogan, "Butter makes it better," and they are absolutely correct.

I do not, usually, eat butter all by itself, but combined with other ingredients it is a marvelous substance.  For those who would warn me of the dangers associated with butter, I hold to the belief that if God made, it has to be good.

In spiritual terms, butter would be the Lord Jesus.  He is "all and in all."  He is that which makes everything in our lives wonderful.  He doesn't give us love, the Bible says He "is love."  He is our bread of life, He is our living water.  He is all that we will ever need and when we have Him, everything in our lives is better.

The Apostle Paul wrote, "And He is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things He might have the preeminence," (Colossians 1:18.)

He is the most wonderful, most precious Gift we have ever been given. . .even better than butter.

More Precious Than Silver
by Lynn DeShazo

Lord, You are more precious than silver;
Lord, You are more costly than gold;
Lord, You are more beautiful than diamonds;
And nothing I desire compares with You.

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