Lydia…The Shrine

Every once in a while a news story breaks about how someone saw Jesus in a tortilla, or Mary in a pancake.  I usually scoff at it, and when I’m a bit more “sanctified” in my perspective, I am just sad at the hunger (no pun intended) to find spiritual satisfaction outside of scripture.

Well, here’s my story.  The other day I’m feeding Lydia, our 11 month old, some puff things that have little to no redeeming nutritional value.  My usual fair is to lavishly spread these puffs on the tray of her high chair so that her cute little fingers can pick them up one at a time.  At this point she occasionally picks one up to feed me, which I (like any good father) eat with great joy while hiding how disgusting this stuff tastes that we feed our dear precious little ones.

Anyway, I leave to run to the restroom (telling this story makes me want to say “potty”…) and upon my return this is what I found…

That’s right, ladies and gentlemen, Lydia made a cross out of what was left!  I got the phone and took the pic.  So, do I start selling tickets?  Of course not.  I’m pretty sure it’s a random act.  Whatever the case, I could not help but think of those “shrines” that people create and even buy on eBay (like the mold on bread that looks like the shroud of Turin).

God has revealed Himself fully in Christ and perfectly through the complete scriptures.  We may see God in creation as He generally reveals Himself to us (Romans 1:20), but the special revelation that leads to salvation can only be found in the Scriptures (Acts 4:12; Romans 10:14-17).  

You know, this kind of thing still makes me laugh, but the fact that people seek salvation outside of the Christ of Scriptures is no laughing matter, and we, of all people, should make sure that our own satisfaction is in the all-sufficient Word of God.

All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work. – 2 Timothy 3:16-17

One thought on “Lydia…The Shrine

  1. totally agree with you! and i have to say lydia’s food cross is really pretty cool! not to mention, she’s one of the cutest babies i’ve ever seen.


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