Green Eggs and Ham
Oh, taste and see that the LORD is good;
the man who trusts in Him! (Ps
was in kindergarten, my class read the Dr. Seuss book Green Eggs and Ham. Following the story, our teacher gave us the
oddly colored food to eat. I remember staring in disgust and refusing to try the
eggs and ham, thinking that they would taste bad and be
detrimental to my body. To my disappointment, my teacher would not accept my
refusal and prodded me to try them. “You’ll see! It tastes just the same!” she
said. After much convincing, I finally agreed to eat the green eggs.
decided to take a leap of faith and trust my teacher’s words, something
unexpected happened. You can imagine the awe on my face when I took the first
bite and realized, “These green eggs taste just like real eggs!”
think back to this silly event, I also reflect on the worries I sometimes have
when the Almighty God (who is much greater than my teacher) directs me to
complete a task that may be outside of my comfort zone. Just as God told Abram
to leave the comfort of his home and move to a new environment, or when He
promised to give him a son in his old age, sometimes obeying God’s commands and
requests can be daunting when all we see are green eggs—things that are unknown,
uncomfortable, or new for us.
we truly believe that the Lord our God loves and cares for us and wishes us no
harm—that He has a plan to give us a future and a hope (Jer
29:11)—then we should no longer refuse the green eggs and ham that He offers. Whether
they are choices regarding our career, our marriage, or where to relocate, we
should no longer be afraid to put our lives into His hands and to let Him
direct our future. Instead, we should trust that He knows what is best for us and
submit to His will. Then we will taste and see that He is indeed good.
are some “green eggs and ham” in your life today?