Friday, July 18, 2008

I Think of the Strangest Stuff After Gutting A Chicken

Another offering while I consider how much processing our food processes require...


I admit it. I don't gut chickens everyday. But, today was a special day. Apparently, I won the Chicken Gut Lottery. It's like having all the fame without the money---and your hands get all icky. Still, overall, an enjoyable experience. OK, maybe not, but it needed to be done.

This reminds me of repentance...

Repentance from sin leads to uncomfortable situations. We humans are icky creatures and we are full of things in our innards---to include, in some cases, innards themselves---that need to be rooted out. And just like with the chicken, some of those innards just won't come lose without a fight. They stick to the inner chicken like leeches, sucking the last remaining bits of life from the body. And it's not pretty. Sinful innards make for a messy extraction.

But God needs to root out the evil anyway. It needs to be done. And God doesn't believe in smoothing things over. He's interested in renewal, regeneration and a new chicken (er...human). At least the chickens are more considerate than humans. I've known chicken innards to give up a fight, as I discovered this evening, but they make much less of a commotion.

I should know because I've put up many good fights over the years. Isn't it curious though that fights always end with God carrying out what He set out to root out in the first place? Why struggle? The mess could have been cleaned up a long time ago...

Where are you today? Is God trying to tell you something that you need cleaned out? Isn't it about time you stopped ignoring Him? Maybe an object lesson would help you let go...

Go gut a chicken...
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2 comments:

Marsha said...

Loved it. Great analolgy! Paints a picture in my mind (not a pretty one, mind you), but it's one I'll remember! Thanks!

HisBeloved said...

Thanks for being my knight-in-shining -armor again. :D I don't know what I would have done without you. It certainly wouldn't have been pretty.

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