Do you have a pet? I have a golden retriever and sometimes she chooses to retrieve things I don’t want her to retrieve. A couple of nights ago, she came to the door with half of bunny rabbit. We couldn’t help but wonder where the other half was. Rosie is eleven years old and she doesn’t move quickly anymore due to a leg injury, therefore, we felt certain she didn’t catch the rabbit. When my husband took her “gift” to dispose of it, he looked for the other half of the rabbit and found nothing.
Apparently, Rosie wanted her little adventure to be a family affair. The next morning she started coughing really bad as I was about to walk out the door. I immediately realized we were all wrong about her catching abilities as she deposited the rest of the rabbit on my kitchen floor…YUCK! Later that afternoon, my children discovered she hadn’t expelled all of the rabbit, because they found the remainder waiting for them on the kitchen floor.
I know you’re asking yourself, why did I take time this morning to gross you all out? Why are you complaining? You just had to read about it. Imagine being on the clean-up crew.
Rosie demonstrated a lesson we all need to learn. Sometimes we take things into our system that aren’t good for us. It may seem pleasant or even fun at the time, but we must be careful what we consume.
1 Corinthians 6:19 says “Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own.” We need to be wise in what we feed our minds, our bodies, and our spirits, remembering we are God’s and we should handle with care.
Philippians 4:8 says “whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable– if anything is excellent or praiseworthy– think about such things.” This applies to what we read, movies and television programs we watch, and even the thoughts that we entertain in our minds. We need to realize what we take in can make us sick.
The same can be said about our bodies. The American people have more health problems than most countries, and a large portion of them are the result of how and what we eat. The purpose of food is to fuel our body. It’s easy to determine we need to put quality fuel in our bodies for the best performance possible; however, as a culture, we are failing to apply this lesson.
What are you feeding on today? Is it good for you or will it make you sick? Take a lesson from Rosie, what may appear to be fun at the time, isn’t always what’s best for you.