Sunday, June 3, 2012

The Word of God is Like a Radish

Could we say the word of God is like a radish?  I picked the last of my radishes today and was cleaning them in the sink.  Some were too woody to eat and I threw them away, others were small, but edible so I cleaned them and kept them for the table.  I washed them and scrubbed the root free of dirt, thinking about how I keep the root on because … well, because my grandmother always kept the root on.  She did it so that the radish had a “handle” to pick it up by.  But I lopped off the green tops. 

It made me think of the word of God.  How many of us take the word of God the way our family has taken the word of God.  Do you leave the root on, or do you cut it off? So we throw away the inedible parts, or do we keep them in case somebody wants to eat it that way?  Do you take the word for face value, or do you interpret it and determine what it “really” means?  Do we ignore the passages that are inedible, or do we pray over them and meditate over them in order to receive what God wants us to receive from them?

Could the word of God be like a radish?  Depends on how you look at it, I suppose.  Let me know what you think?  Remember, I’m not a pastor, just a Christian with a thought.