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"Consider how the lilies grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you, not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these." Luke 12:27 (NIV)

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Mealtime Musings: Friday Homegroup Dinner

I am an avid consumer of food... not as insatiable as I once was but still adventurous enough to try everything once. Well, I don't mind admitting I'm a little greedy where food is concerned although with age, I don't have the same capacity to be greedy as I did when I was 28.
Hey, I like food... Can you blame me? I was born in Singapore.

But more importantly, I adore my church and I love being with other Christians. And if there's one thing we do really well at our church is that we love to potluck. Or potbless...

One of the benefits of being part of an international church is partaking in the sumptious cuisine that our members cook up when we get together. It certainly gives a different dimension to "sweet fellowship". People have been known to attend churches for all kinds of extra-biblical reasons... why not food? Actually we have had many students come and go in our congregation and food is huge drawcard for many of them to stick around... We don't mind because over time some of them may even come to love Jesus as their Lord and Saviour.

Christians coming together and sharing in food is a very biblical idea. The early Christians, we are told, often got together after listening to the Apostles' teaching and prayer for food. There's something wonderfully spiritual about believers serving one another with food.

It is no accident, therefore that food is often used as a metaphor for God's Word.

I can't claim credit for all these dishes... would be nice... but even uninterrupted, it would most likely take me two days (at least) of preparation. A feast fit for a king.

The only thing I can take credit for... a pseudo Thai curry.


  1. Eh, how to stay slim and trim with all these gastronomic temptations? Sing Cher

  2. This brings back memories of wednesday night bible study potluck... love.. special...


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