Finding God in Food - John Van Sloten

February 10, 2008

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Media @ New Hope CalgaryIn this message we continue our series on food. What does the divine gift of food teach us about who God is?

“The baguette of the Boulanger de Monge … is a pure marvel. The crust, fine but crispy, is beautifully gilded and without defects. The crumb is equal to and in perfect harmony with the crust. Pearly in color, the crumb is denser than in most other good baguettes, with a texture that is at once silky and resistant, round and fluffy in the mouth… . The crust's aromas of toast and caramel go perfectly with whiff of country freshness emanating from the crumb. The taste lingers in the mouth, revealing several layers, with touches of crushed cereal, dried fruits, and winter vegetables with edible roots.”
Books and Culture, May/June 2007, “Our Daily Bread” by Bill McKibben

“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. And to all the beasts of the earth and all the birds of the air and all the creatures that move on the ground—everything that has the breath of life in it—I give every green plant for food." And it was so.”
Genesis 1:29-30, NIV

“Other creatures receive food simply as fodder. But we take the raw materials of the earth and work with them—touch them, manipulate them, taste them, glory in their heady smells and colors, and then, through a bit of alchemy, transform them into delicious creations. Cooking demands attention, patience, and, above all, respect. It is a way of worship, a way of giving thanks.”
Judith Jones, Food lover

“When they landed, they saw a fire of burning coals there with fish on it, and some bread. Jesus said to them, "Bring some of the fish you have just caught."
Simon Peter climbed aboard and dragged the net ashore. It was full of large fish, but even with so many the net was not torn. Jesus said to them, "Come and have breakfast." None of the disciples dared ask him, "Who are you?"
They knew it was the Lord. Jesus came, took the bread and
gave it to them, and did the same with the fish.”
John 21:9-13

“At the table one never grows old...”
an Italian saying

“Give us today our daily bread...”
Jesus in Matthew 6:11


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culture,relate,Genesis 1:29-30,John 21:9-13,Matthew 6:11

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