write something: Katherine Henry "A house full of condiments and no food...how embarrassing."
I don't know exactly what she was talking about, so maybe I will assume it was about her dorm area fridge. Sounds like it could be the posting of a hungry college student who gets her meals from "The Commons."
I started thinking about condiments and the three basic ones I pictured inside this fridge were Mayo, Mustard and Ketchup.
So God has presented himself to us as we open the door to seek to fill our void. He comes in a wide mouth jar, easy to open but we just need a little faith to turn that lid, pop open the jar and slather on His goodness. Next to the Mayo, a jar of mustard which comes from one of the tiniest seeds on the planet. Jesus in His parables compared the mustard seed to the Kingdom of Heaven. From a small tiny mustard seed, from just a speck of faith, God will empower us with His strength. From that seed of faith sown into the garden of our lives, sprouts garden plants with large branches able to give shade and bear fruit.
And lastly, there stands the ketchup bottle. God is with us in all three persons, He has cleansed us and we have received His grace. Our mustard seed faith has allowed us to grow. As we pour out the rich thick ketchup, we are reminded where it came from, it is the fruit of the vine. The fruit manifests itself in our lives by our service, by our love for others and by our disciplined lives seeking after more of what God wants for us, seeking out to bring Him glory. Seasoned with salt, scriptures remind us that we are the salt of the Earth, equipped to bring God's flavor to all who wish to taste His goodness.