1. God Designed Us to Eat.
At the risk of stating the obvious: We were created to eat. We come out hungry and spend our first years tasting everything from rocks to the contents of a diaper. Then we spend the rest of our lives struggling against the food we want to eat and the food we “should” eat. Then food becomes the enemy. That’s not the way it was supposed to be.
Then God said, “Behold, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is on the surface of all the earth and every tree which has fruit yielding seed; it shall be food for you; and to every beast of the earth and to every bird of the sky and to every thing that moveson the earth which has life, I have given every green plant for food”; and it was so. Genesis 1:29-30
Eating is not only something we do to physically survive; “breaking bread” together has a deeper spiritual richness that strengthens families and friendships. When God made Adam and Eve, He put his beloved creation in the midst of a garden. He surrounded them with His abundance and bathed them in His fellowship.
Once we realized that food was not the enemy, but a gift from God, it changed the entire dynamics of how we viewed what we ate.