Long I stood pining over the Oreo section. When I was little there were only Oreos. Now the selection is wonderful. There are double stuff, triple stuff, orange flavored, mint flavored, thin ones (Why would anyone want a thin one?) vanilla flavored and then I saw it – Mega Stuff. Wow – instant salivation. But, Christmas is almost here with all its sweets. More sugar is NOT what my house nor my body needs. But it was MEGA STUFF! What if they were only for the holidays? Maybe it’s now or never! (My family doctor is going to read this and just shake his head in frustration.)
I never ever dreamed there could be too much stuff between those two wonderful cookies whether chocolate or vanilla. Perhaps it’s my age. But I twisted off the top cookie. (Either could be the top.) and went for it. Instant satisfaction followed by “Ohhh, that’s too much.” Alas, I should have known. There can be too much of anything except one thing. (I’ll get to the exception in a moment.)
I am so dull. I should have remembered Proverbs 25:16. I just read it about a week ago. “If you find honey, eat just enough – too much of it, and you will vomit.” And there is Titus 2:2. “Teach the older men to be temperate.” Why not the younger men and women? You don’t have to teach older women to be temperate. Grandmas are wise.
Now there is one thing we can always have in excess. Yea, two things. Love and mercy can never be overdone. “God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus.” Ephesians 2 Awesome!