By Karen O’Connor:
It may sound ridiculous to claim that one can find God in a piece of dark chocolate. But that’s exactly what happened for me today. I came home from a visit and lunch with a friend and just had to have a little something for dessert. I’m off of pies and cakes and ice cream. I don’t need the calories or the fat. But a small sweet treat would be just right. So I reached for a Ghirardelli chocolate square in a bowl on my kitchen table. I allow myself just one a day.
I popped it into my mouth and savored the bittersweet mixture. Suddenly, I thought of God’s Word. His promises often strike me the same way. Raw, sometimes harsh truth, combined with words that are as pleasing as honey, reminding me that life has a measure of both bitterness and sweetness. We will not have lasting pleasure until we reach heaven.
Blessed is the one whom God corrects; so do not despise the discipline of the Almighty. For he wounds, but he also binds up; he injures, but hishands also heal (Job 5:17-18).
That has been my experience throughout my life. God corrects me when I wander from his will but he also comforts me and draws me back to him, never leaving nor forsaking me.
Finding God in a piece of dark chocolate is another unexpected place to find God and yet there he is when we turn our attention to him in everything we think, say, and do.
Enjoy this You Tube video from the Discovery channel on how chocolate is made.
©Karen O’Connor. Karen is an author, writing mentor, and frequent contributor to the Finding God Daily blog. Visit Karen on the web at www.karenoconnor.com