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In the beginning—food!

As I think about the topic of food, a hazy scenario comes to mind. Imagine Adam and Eve, newly created human beings, eying a dazzling array of food—not genetically-altered, not flavor-enhanced, not vitamin-enriched. Just perfect, exquisite food in a garden “planted” by their Creator, on wing or hoof, or in pristine waters.

Heade Martin Johnson Hummingbird And Apple Blo...

Heade Martin Johnson Hummingbird And Apple Blossoms (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Was there a learning curve for them? God specified which foods were proper to eat, but did He show them how to prepare them? Imagine the sensual delight as they touched and tasted and smelled first one kind of food and then another for the very first time!

Judging by the fateful encounter of Eve with the serpent, it seems there was mature fruit on the trees in the garden shortly after her creation. Were grains ready for harvest, and olives ready to be pressed for their multipurpose oil—both foods that would be staples for generations to come? There is no way of knowing, of course, but one thing is for sure. God provided them with all the food they and their offspring needed, and we enjoy it even to this day.

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Mine is a life-long interest in the women of the Bible, and I enjoy exploring the world in which they lived, and discovering the challenges that they faced. I have enough curiosity about them to last the rest of my life.

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