Proverbs 27:7 “. . .to one who is hungry, everything bitter is sweet.”
Enoch the fledgling eagle continued on his journey through the deep dark woods. As he wondered, he became increasingly hungry and tired. He could not find any fish or anything that even resembled fish. Off in the distance, a gang of turkeys were carefully observing Enoch and following quietly behind. The turkey gang leader, Biff engaged his fellow turkeys in a discussion and they decided that Enoch must be a misfit turkey that had lost his way and was perhaps, a little slow with the gobble.
Biff approached Enoch and startled him from behind with a gobbling question. “Who are you and what is your name”? Enoch turned around suddenly, though half startled by the strange looking creature, he blurted out, “I am Enoch the eagle and I am very hungry!” Biff asked him to wait, returned to the gang of turkeys and after considerable gobbling discussion they all returned to Enoch with happy news; they would be willing to take him into their gang, and shared with him some of the acorns they had collected for their evening meal.
Enoch was very hungry. When you are really, really hungry, you are willing to eat almost anything. Enoch had a very difficult time properly breaking the shell, but after much encouragement from his new turkey friends, he managed to consume his very first acorn. It was awful! The bitter tannins in the acorn nut tasted nothing like the sweetness of the walleye his mother had brought him. But his hunger was stronger than his senses and he ate several more, ending up with a terrible stomachache but a full stomach nevertheless.
What are you eating? Healthy food is very satisfying and good for our bodies. Even more important, what is your spirit eating? Where are you going to satisfy your hunger? There are an exorbitant number of turkeys willing and ready to feed garbage to your spirit. Too often, we surrender our souls; our minds, wills and emotions to eating junk food. God wants to fill us with rich milk and spiritual meat from His word. Taste and see that the Lord is good.