Topic: Contentment Printer Friendly
Source: “Scientists Discover Ice Cream That Doesn’t Melt” By LOUISE DEWAST, posted ABC News, LONDON — Aug 31, 2015, 8:13 AM ET
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Scientists from the Universities of Dundee and Edinburgh have formulated a new recipe for an ice cream that doesn’t melt. The recipe is the result of the discovery of a new protein,BsIA, that binds the air, fat and water in ice cream to make it more stable.
The new ice-cream could be available within three to five years, and it is anticipated to contain lower levels of saturated fats, fewer calories and a smoother consistency.
What possible objection could anyone have to ice-cream that contains lower levels of saturated fats, fewer calories, and has a smoother consistency? One blogger did. He wrote: “Hey, isn’t that one of the signs of the Apocalypse? Pestilence, famine, disease, lambs lying w/ lions, and ice-cream that doesn’t melt?”
It does seem a little too perfect, doesn’t it? Kind of creepy perfect. Maybe we should just let the ice-cream melt. And while we’re letting ice-cream be, why not let the rest of life be what it’s supposed to be, as well.
I’m talking about all the things we try so hard to reengineer but probably shouldn’t—little things like circumstances and people. How much time and effort do we expend trying to force life into our own preconceived mold of perfection?
The Bible says that we should be content in our circumstances, whatever they might be. The truth is, God doesn’t feel the need to jump in there and make everything perfect. After all, who’s responsible for ice-cream melting in the first place?
Apparently, there is a perfection to the imperfections that we find in life. As flawed as life is, God knows that’s exactly what we need—that an imperfect world is, in fact, the perfect world for our faith to be challenged and to grow.
So let your ice-cream melt!
“So if we have enough food and clothing, let us be content” (1 Timothy 6:8).
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October 28, 2018 at 6:06 pm
Re the comment asking of “lams lying w/lions” are a sign of the Apocalypse: why do people talk (and teach) about “lambs lying w/ lions” when the verse in question (Isaiah 11:6) says instead that “the wolf shall dwell with the lamb” and “the leopard shall lie down with the kid”? I’ve actually seen a small girl punished (ridiculed and shamed in class by her Sunday School teacher) simply for asking why the teacher said the word “lion” while the teacher was pointing to the word “wolf” on the page.’Why is this done? I’m a non-Christian who does t understand most Christian ways.