Beapptitudes

Darkness Tastes Like Lettuce

Written on 08/06/2018
Nolan Huber


Matthew 5:13-16

13 “You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot.

14 “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. 16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.

Devotional

Darkness tastes a lot like lettuce.

I’m serious.

You know, there are certain things in life that are just bland. Among these things are chapel services at my old college, accounting (which happened to be my major), and lettuce. Lettuce doesn’t necessarily taste bad. It doesn’t make me want to throw up.

In fact, there are certain instances in which I like the taste of lettuce.

For the most part, however, lettuce is just…bland.
In most cases, it takes away from the taste of food.

It kinda sucks the flavor out of the food that it touches.
Maybe that is why darkness tastes like lettuce to me.
I know from experience that darkness doesn’t taste terrible.
If it did, then people would realize that they were trapped in it.
Oh no, darkness wants to taste like lettuce so that it can indiscreetly be sucking the flavor out of life without us realizing that we are missing out on something that tastes way better.
One time, Jesus told His followers to be like salt and light.
I like salt.
In the world Nolan’s taste buds live in, salt has the opposite effect of lettuce. I’m pretty sure Jesus would feel the same way, to be honest.
Jesus wanted His people and His way to enhance the flavor of life.
Lettuce (in my world) subtly takes away from the flavor of food in the same way darkness subtly takes away from the flavor of life. So it is with salt and light: Salt enhances the flavor of food in the same way light enhances the flavor of life.
I choose to put salt on my food instead of lettuce.