Monday, March 25, 2013

Chicken On The Bone

Years ago, fast food chains pushed their chicken nuggets, both parents worked hard, and my young granddaughter had a mind of her own! She still does, and amazes me with her many observations about life. She doesn't get caught up in "going with the flow." She will talk to you about the coming rapture, the newest video game, and of course she loves politics.
Her age? Just turned thirteen, going on twenty, and no, she doesn't have a know it all attitude. She has an investigative nature and loves to reason things out.
With Easter coming, I'm sure she'd love to discuss Matthew 21 with you in great detail.
Proud of her, certainly, but back to my story.
When she was four years old and subject to television commercials advertising fast food to children, she didn't fall for it. I do not remember her begging for a meal with a toy. She did, however mention something to me at four years old that I will never forget.
We were returning home after completing many errands, and I was getting hungry. Glancing at her, I asked if she wanted to stop and get some chicken to eat.
She answered in such a sweet, innocent voice, "Yes, Na-Na, but could I have "chicken on the bone?"
Wow! No nuggets! No meal with a toy! And I'd never heard that expression before...chicken on the bone.
I smiled instantly and decided she was referring to fried chicken like wings, legs, and thighs. Turning the car around, we soon ordered an eight piece mixed box of fried chicken with biscuits.
No preprogrammed brainwashing for her!
And how about us?
Ever realize you are close to "getting caught up" in something you really don't care for?
Or ever have a "what was I thinking" moment?
None of us are perfect and all have experienced "close calls."
Enjoy a glorious Easter!
Romans 12:2 'And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable, and perfect, Will of God.

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