Thursday, May 31, 2012

Then He Came for Me

Did you know tomatoes have more genes than a human? I don't know about you but that surprises me. It just doesn't seem it would take much of a blueprint to design a tomato. Apparently scientists, some of the best minds in the universe, are studying how to make a better tomato. (scientists who, by the way, possess less genes than the object of their study). I know there are probably good reasons not to feel that this is a waste of the limited neurons and time allotted to each of us on earth, but somehow, I have trouble seeing it. I can tell you how to make a better tomato- stop genetically altering it, don't store and ship it for months past pick date, and eat it in season fresh out of your garden.That will make a better tasting tomato, and all those scientists can divert their attention and limited genes to curing cancer.

But I am pleased to see that the mayor of NY has kept his focus in the right place. He has vowed that within a year, YES, JUST ONE YEAR, he will spearhead legislation that will outlaw supersized sugary drinks. He is taking on the national scourge of obesity. With our scientists and politicians focused on better tomatoes and making being fat a criminal offense, we are definitely on the road to prosperity.

But I warn you...first sugary drinks will land you in the hopper, but soon it will be gummy worms, Happy Meals, and finally, we will be required by law to hand out lowfat yogurt at Halloween. Trust me on this. First they came for soda, and we did nothing. Then they came for chicken fingers, and we did nothing. When they come for your breakfast, there will be no one to stop them.

And here is God's message to me over all this silliness. He still loves us! The God who designed the tomato, is the God who designed us with the desire that we would use the few genes He gave us to turn around and thank Him, and long more than anything to be with Him. This boggles my mind, which I suspect, may soon be a criminal offense as well.

Leviticus 7:23
"Say to the Israelites: 'Do not eat any of the fat of cattle, sheep or goats.

Psalm 89:28
I will maintain my love to him forever,
and my covenant with him will never fail.

-save a dog-

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