A Change of Diet

by Cindy Bleuler Tucker

first published in Maranatha newspaper, 1977. Slightly revised.

hey!

little christian!

it’s time to stop drinking milk and to start eating meat.

baby christian, you have been ministered to by great preachers and teachers

you have learned how to study the Bible, how to pray, how to witness…

the time has come to serve ME.

carnal christian…

yes, you still cling to the desires of the flesh–forsake those passions and bow down before ME.

the time has come to declare ME the Lord of your life.

child of God, your young spirit can not mature without growing pains

you must go through trials and be tested with fire…

the time has come to pick up your cross and follow ME.

my beloved. do not be frightened for it will never be time for ME to forsake you

I will wake up in the early morning and read scriptures with you

I will open people’s hearts as you share MY message of truth

I will go with you into the areas of temptation you must face

I will be hurt by the insults hurled at you because you dare to be different

I will walk through the fire with you, even unto death…

little christian…

isn’t it time you stop drinking milk and start eating meat?

About Cindy Bleuler Tucker

Hi! I'm Cindy, and I am a retired teacher, wife, and mother of a 20 year old. I am a Christian with great interest in living for the Lord in my daily life. My Christian worldview permeates every thing I do and say, at least when my sin doesn't get in the way! My family and friends are very important to me. I have a great interest in the Blble, moral issues, politics, books music, and popular culture. I love writing, going to church activities, swimming, and exercising. I have a personal interest in disability and adoption issues. I write devotionals, political commentary, reviews, poetry, and some fiction and I guess whatever I feel like. I guarantee you will not agree with me on everything. I welcome your constructive comments and hope we can have a great sharing of the minds.
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