Is chocolate your God?
One supermarket chain wants you to worship their food.
Have you ever looked at the food packaging from Australian supermarket chain, Coles? The packages always have some little comment on them. And it looks like Coles' Caramel Mighty wants to be your new God.
Let me make that clearer: Generic. Brand. Chocolate. We’re not talking high quality Swiss chocolate you can only buy in exclusive boutique stores. We’re not even talking the stuff that promotes itself using a gorilla playing drums. We’re talking about 'Fun Sized' packaged chocolate bars that bare the name of a supermarket chain on them. And they want you to worship them.
It says it right there on the package: Worship Me! Are our standards that low? Will we bow down to a cheap Mars Bar rip off? Are we looking for any excuse to worship something that isn’t the one true God who actually has expectations from us?
Our world calls us to worship many things that aren't God. But we know of the one true God who is above all things. He alone is worthy of worship.
"You are worthy, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honour and power, for you created all things, and by your will they were created and have their being." (Revelation 4:11)
Quite frankly, compared to God, a chocolate bar just doesn't cut it.
(Yes, the packaging is open in the pic. I had to get the chocolate out of the packaging to get a decent scan. Okay, yes I ate the chocolate. That’s what chocolate is for. Chocolate is not my master. It will submit both to me and my belly.)
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