That Stuff Can Kill You!
Were you ever so aware of all that is wrong with the food we eat, the carbonated drinks we drink, and that is in the very air we breathe as in the 21st century? Not only is there a constant encouragement to join the weight loss movement, newscasters seem to delight to tell us what is going to kill us by consuming the food that what we have come to love. I am still trying to learn to say that I “like” baked chicken as much as “fried”. God knows that when I say that, I am lying! Not sure if it is better to die from a “lie” or die from eating “fried”.
Every food has that is processed or canned has additives. Much of our meat products came from critters that were given various drugs for quick growth or for killing diseases that animals can carry and we are affected by those in the meat we eat. Water that is “from the tap” has just too many chemicals in it to drink it with confidence. Air monitoring reveals that we are breathing lots of things that can cause various illnesses. And, anything that we may use as a sweetener will either cause cancer or cause “swelling”.
With all of the various studies, one is never sure what we should really do. Coffee is bad for you in one study and great for you in another. Dairy products can harm you or can make your bones strong. Fatty fish are good for your system until you discover that the fish may have come from contaminated water. From what I am reading, I am convinced that we will never get out of this world alive!!!
A freshman at Eagle Rock Junior High won first prize at the greater Idaho Falls Science Fair, April 26, 1997. He was attempting to show how conditioned we have become to alarmist practicing junk science and spreading fear of everything in our environment. In his project he urged people to sign a petition demanding strict control or total elimination of the chemical “dihydrogen monoxide.”
And for plenty of good reasons, since it….
· Can cause excessive sweating and vomiting.
· It is a major component in acid rain.
· It can cause severe burns in its gaseous state.
· Accidental inhalation can kill you.
· It decreases effectiveness of automobile brakes.
· It has been found in tumors of terminal cancer patients.
He asked 50 people if they supported a ban of the chemical. Forty-three said yes, six were undecided, and only one knew that the chemical was H20 (water). The title of his prize winning project was, “How Gullible Are We?” He feels the conclusion is obvious. (Copied).
We, as Christ-followers, can eat and drink freely from our Master’s provisions. In fact, Jesus said, “Blessed are those that hunger and thirst after righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.” Jesus said, “I am the Bread of Life.” And, “I am the Living Water”. And the ultimate joy in the Kingdom is given to us in Revelation….
….they are before the throne of God, and serve him day and night in his temple; and he who sits on the throne will shelter them with his presence. 16 They shall hunger no more, neither thirst anymore; the sun shall not strike them, nor any scorching heat. 17 For the Lamb in the midst of the throne will be their shepherd, and he will guide them to springs of living water, and God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.” (Rev.7:15-17).