We talk about doing and giving our best for God and it sounds good but do we really know what that means? What is my best when it comes to living life or what am I giving to God that is my best?
This week, while preparing meals, I've been awed at the quality of food we are serving. Now, I know that sounds ridiculous but if you've ever been to a camp or conference you can probably remember the terrible food you were served. Part of giving their best at Sonlight Christian Camp is serving good, healthy, homemade food and I mean homemade from soups to breads. Everything is delicious.
I wondered if this feat of "homemadeness" left any impression on the campers. While I liked the idea that they were being introduced to foods they may not normally eat I wondered if this wasn't a little bit over the top.
Absolutely not. While serving last night's barbeque replete with grilled steak, green peppers and onions with brownie ice cream sundays one camper said to me, "I'm going to miss this food. I've got to go back home to my Dad's frozen tacquitos." Aha! We were giving our best and it made a difference!
When Jesus took a few ceramic water pots and turned the contents into wine a guest said to the host, "Most people serve the best first, but you have saved the best for last." Even Jesus knew the significance of serving the very best food. Even something as simple as food speaks about the character of Jesus.