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This morning in church our youth pastor related a story about him, his daughter, and a chicken nugget.  The question came up, “How long does a chicken nugget last?”  Since chicken nuggets do have very little real nutritional value and a lot of bad ingredients thrown in, they seem to last for days, weeks, or maybe even years. 

That got me thinking about a little story my wife showed me the other day.  This is with tongue-in-cheek, but maybe it is time we do start eating the way God intended us to.

In the beginning…God covered the earth with broccoli, cauliflower, and spinach, with green and yellow and red vegetables of all kinds, so Man and Woman would live long and healthy lives.

Then using God’s bountiful gifts, Satan created Ben and Jerry’s and Krispy Kreme.  And Satan said: “You want hot fudge with that?” and Man said: “Yes!” And Woman said: “I’ll have one too…with sprinkles.”  And lo they gained 10 pounds.

And God created the healthful yogurt that Woman might keep the figure that Man found so fair.  And Satan brought forth white flour from the wheat, and sugar from the cane, and combined them.  And Woman went from size 2 to size 14.

So God said: “Try my fresh green garden salad.”  And Satan presented crumbled Bleu Cheese dressing and garlic toast on the side.  And Man and Woman unfastened their belts following the repast.

God then said: “I have sent you heart healthy vegetables and olive oil in which to cook them.”  And Satan brought forth deep-fried coconut shrimp, butter-dipped lobster chunks, and chicken-fried steak – so big it needed its onwn platter.  And Man’s cholesterol went through the roof.

Then God brought forth the potato, naturally low in fat and brimming with potassium and good nutrition.  Then Satan peeled off the healthful skin and sliced the starchy center into chips and deep-fried them in animal fats adding copious quantities of salt.  And Man put on more pounds.

God then brought forth running shoes so that his Children might lose those extra pounds.  And Satan came forth with a cable TV with remote control so Man would not have to toil changing the channels.  And Man and Woman laughed and cried before the flickering light and started wearing stretch jogging suits.

God then gave lean beef so that Man might consume fewer calories and still satisfy his appetite.  And Satan created McDonalds and the 99 cent double cheeseburger.  Then Satan said: “You want fries with that?”  And Man replied: “Yes!  And super size em!”  And Satan said: “It is good.”  And Man and Woman went into cardiac arrest.

God sighed…and created quadruple by-pass surgery.

And then…Satan chuckled and created HMOs.