Friday, February 18, 2011

Message from Michele Reyman, Central Cafeteria Manager

~~~Ye washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God. ~~~

1 Corinthians 6:11

Most of us are familiar with parsley, those springs of greenery that give color to our dinner plates in restaurants. Parsley is sometimes used as a lush bedding for salad bars, or as a garnish on pasta dishes and bowls of soup.

For the most part, parsley seems decorative --- a pretty splash of green to brighten the culinary scene. Few of us ever eat the parsley made available to us, or even think to try it. And yet that is why parsley was originally provided. It was intended to be eaten in small quantities ----a few leaves consumed as the final bite from the plate. For what purpose?

Parsley is a food known to gourmets' as a "palate cleanser." Eating it removes the lingering taste of foods just eaten to allow a person to experience more fully the new tastes of the next course. Parsley erases the old and makes way for the new! In fact, after a bit of parsley, most people find it difficult even to recall vividly the flavor of the foods previously eaten. Another interesting fact about parsley is that if you look closely at a clump of it, you will make an amazing discovery. Like clover, parsley is a " Trinity" plant. Each time a stem divides into stalks or leaves, it divides into three parts. What a wonderful spiritual analogy we have in parsley! For surely it is our Father, Son, and Holy Spirit who cleanse us from the dust, dirt, and evil grime of the world, and prepare us for the beautiful new world which Jesus called the Kingdom of Heaven. God is the one who has the capacity to remove all the memories of sorrow and pain and replace them with overflowing joy and hope for the future!

Take another look at your world today! What other lessons does the Lord have for you to learn about his creative wonders? You can be assured: His entire creation points toward Him and to the glorious plan He has for you as His child.


  1. Michele,

    What a great reminder to look more closely at God's creation and be in awe of his plan for us as His children.

    God bless,

  2. Michele - Wow!. That was a great concept to learn. Thanks so much.


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