“If your child asks for bread, do you trick him with sawdust? If he asks for fish, do you scare him with a live snake on his plate?” Matthew 7:7
As Granny Nanny, I need to come up with lunches for my grandsons. At six and seven they have a much better selection of food they eat compared with even a year ago. And, I let them help make their lunch—peanut butter is a staple. But in the evenings their dad cooks for them. He tries to introduce new foods. One of the boys is open to trying anything. The other—not so much. So, things I love, such as sweet potatoes and salmon, get picked at and rejected after one bite. You’d think their dad was trying to poison them. I don’t remember giving my kids special meals as kids, but I was no gourmet cook either.
Parents appear to be more concerned about what their kids eat than I was with mine. Organic food is recommended, but a family might find it difficult to pay $4.00 a pound for apples or $6.00 a pound for grass-fed ground beef. I grew up with mostly organic and grass-fed products on the farm and didn’t appreciate what I had.
God gave us an awesome responsibility to provide for our children, including food that will help them grow strong and healthy, and to feed them with spiritual opportunities.
Lord, help us feed hungry children in the world and those with a hungry soul. Amen.