Thursday, July 10, 2008

Mmm, mmm good

My most favorite comfort food meal is tomato soup and a grilled cheese sandwich. A can of Campbell’s tomato soup is the best. As for the grilled cheese, I like to spread mustard on both inside pieces of the bread so it touches the Kraft cheese slice. Put the bread pieces together, spray the warm skillet with Pam, and keep flipping the sandwich until the cheese is gooey and the bread has crispy edges.

Serve it with a side of Goldfish crackers and Publix dill pickles (they are the BEST). Mmmmm. The whole meal is just not the same without the mustard on the sandwich. Without the mustard, it is missing its little kick.

I learned something about mustard this week.

Last Sunday afternoon the ringing phone woke us from our nap on the couch. We woke up but didn’t get up, turned on the TV and began the channel surf.

We stopped on a broadcast of a well known TV preacher. He said something that Scott and I both agreed we had never thought of in such a way before.

We missed the first part of the sermon so I think the main focus on his sermon was about something else, but in the process of presenting his message he mentioned the scriptures about faith and mustard seeds. He said most of the sermons he has heard others preach on it usually miss the mark on this one.

He said they miss it because the emphasis wrongly placed on the size or amount of one’s faith.
He said, however, that the scripture is not about the size of your faith. It’ not how much faith you have. Having more faith is not going to make you more likely to move a mountain.

It’s more about the power and potency of the little faith that you do have.

He went on to say how one tiny mustard seed would change the flavor of anything it was mixed with. What your faith is in and where it comes from - that’s the real power.

I think he’s right.

That’s one scripture I’ll always think differently about now. And, one I’ll always remember every time I eat a grilled cheese sandwich.

Then Jesus asked, "What is the kingdom of God like? What shall I compare it to? It is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his garden. It grew and became a tree, and the birds of the air perched in its branches." Again he asked, "What shall I compare the kingdom of God to? It is like yeast that a woman took and mixed into a large amount of flour until it worked all through the dough." Luke 13:18-21

1 comment:

THE ROOST said...

WOW, what great insight on the mustard seed! Thanks for that. I LOVE grilled cheese and tomato soup too and I am definitely trying the mustard on it next time:)