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Ever Wonder Why Mom Made Too Much Food?

Ever wondered why your mom, spouse or yourself made way too much food for Thanksgiving or any meal where a larger party might call for an extra measure of precaution?

When the juices get flowing in the mind of your particular chef, the innate pleasure of cooking up a menu in his or her mind races toward a spread - not the rational dimensions of their guests’ stomachs.

Others may prepare too much out of the question, “Will there be enough?” God forbid! How many times did your mom really run into that embarrassment of embarrassments?

Another plausible answer to the overabundant table is that a good cook or host simply wants to bring pleasure to their guests and so he or she just keeps dreaming up side dishes and desserts - like a kid with a banana split that they just can’t finish. “The eyes are bigger than the stomach” can also apply to the well-meaning creator of the feast.

When God spun the universes into existence and named each star in the sky, he also centered on his “guests.” Getting more down to earth, his “menu” of seed-bearing trees and plants, like galaxies, is nothing short of overabundance.

So far, the earth has neither run out of Milky Ways in the night nor all of the ingredients it takes to keep Milky Ways on the candy shelves.

PORTAL TO HEAVEN: Thanksgiving gives us great insight into the good heart of The Benevolent Chef & Host.

A good man [host, cook] brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart…He determines the number of the stars and calls them each by name.…Then God said, “I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food.” Luke 6:45 NIV, Genesis 1:29 NIV, Psalm 147:4 NIV [Editor’s brackets.]


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