I painted houses during 7 summers of high school and college. The many long, hot days spent with my painting buddy over the years was a great way to get psychological help. Painter and I grew to know each other’s lives very well and we helped each other try to make sense of it all. When I met this awesome girl at college, I described to Painter that when we went out to eat, she ate all the food on her plate unlike other female friends I spent time with. Now as a growing young man, I kind of counted on this extra food and that concerned me. Painter, in his infinite wisdom, dubbed her “Moose” because she ate like a large animal, and being from Minnesota, it had to be a moose. To this day, Tara is called Moose by many of my family and friends.
It is awesome that Tara loves to eat. A good steak, pasta, chocolate, ice cream, salad, home made bread. It is truly a common interest of ours. But things are different for the time being and food doesn’t taste so good to her any more. We are tying to find things that do. She knows it will come in time.
The Bible speaks of food numerous times. For those who cannot buy food, He says to come, buy and eat and your soul will delight in the richest of fare. We are also told that we do not live on food alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God. We are told that the Corinthian church ate and drank from the spiritual rock, that is Christ.
Tara is sustained by the word of God. She is delighting in the richest of fare. She is eating and drinking from the spiritual Rock. Until her appetite resumes, we will have to go out to eat a different way, and again, I know she will clean her plate.