Thursday, October 6, 2011

Thankful Thursday...and Biscuits

'The priest gave him the consecrated bread, since there was no bread there except the bread of the Presence that had been removed from before the Lord and replaced by hot bread on the day it was taken away."  1 Samuel 21:6

I am a true Southern gal and I love my biscuits.  I'll take them any way you hand them to me:  canned, frozen, or homemade.  But there's just something about a fresh, hot, dripping with butter (and honey) homemade biscuit.  There is nothing like it in this world.  My waistline is thankful I've never mastered the art of homemade biscuits, but I do know some folks who have (and I've tasted the proof).  Why settle for store-bought when you can have homemade?  I can't imagine any of the people I know who can make biscuits buying them from the refrigerated section at Bi-lo.

This is a picture of how we can treat the Word of God.  The Word is our daily bread.  Jesus calls Himself the bread of life in John.  The bread of the Presence offered to David in 1 Samuel 21 is the bread of the covenant He made with the Israelites.  It was a symbol to David of the covenant God had made with him that he would succeed over his enemies and would be King of Israel.  It was a promise of provision and faithfulness.  This same bread is offered to us today in the form of Jesus' sacrifice (the bread was His body, the scars forever being shown to God on our behalf).  Why would we settle for the bread of this world when we can have the Bread of Life?

Thank You Father that you became our substitute, our substance, our manna in the wilderness.  Continuing to count one thousand gifts...
#111  my daily Bread
#112  new seasons
#113 local Christian radio
#114  study buddies
#115  my vacuum
#116  cell phones
#117  Biscuits
#118  His mercy, faithfulness, compassion
#119  Farm Day
#120  our commercial trash bin (that someone else empties)


Lisa said...

Great point, Allison. Why do we sometimes settle for the bread of this world when we could have the Bread of Life? Great list today - farm day sounds like fun. :)

Jenifer said...

Oh I love this analogy Allison! So true! Great list. And I agree with Lisa, a farm day sounds like so much fun!

Phather Phil Malmstrom said...

Amen Allison! Wonderful point, and another great list of Blessings!

Have a Blessed Day!

Kelli said...

You are so funny! I love #120! I love your biscuit story too!:) I just made some last night...first from scratch. They weren't as good as Bisquick but whatever!:))

Lindsay said...

This is great, Allison! Another great list as well. I am also VERY thankful for homemade biscuits!

Ken said...

Oh I love biscuits and gravy :)

What an awesome analogy Allison.


Denise said...

Biscuits are a delightful treat, and although nothing can compare to "Our Daily Bread Of Life", I am sure thankful for bread to hold us over here on earth! Ha! :) What a joyful comparison between the two...

Love your list of thankful gifts!