A few weeks ago when I was in Mexico, someone challenged me to eat an entire thing of queso in one bite.
One bite? How is that even possible? It’s all gooey and barely “spoonable.” You don’t really “bite it.”
Ahh, but this one had congealed. It had hardened into a hockey puck of cheese. It was one thick disc of cheese in a bowl. And at the other end of the table, I heard one friend tell the other that he’d never eat that just to win $40.
In that split second, I realized I had been training for this moment my entire life. I’ve long confessed my love of queso or cheese dip. All those dinners at Mexican restaurants, all those appetizers in college were about to finally come to fruition. I felt like I was a minor league baseball player getting the call to the majors.
The majors of cheese.
So I quickly jumped up and said, “$40? I’ve got this.” And then in one fluid, catlike move I grabbed the spoon and put the whole thing into my mouth.
The best way to describe it is to compare it to big league chew bubble gum, that shredded bubble gum that is supposed to mimic chewing tobacco in shape and size. For five minutes it was like I was chewing cheese flavored big league chew. It was not easy and I was not allowed any water during the feat. A fact, that I should have been warned about before attempting to eat the cheese. There should have been a “Danger! Danger!” sign on that bowl of cheese. A placard indicating the hazards of eating that much cheese. There should have been some sort of written warning.
Or at the bare minimum, a Bible verse.
That’s something that is definitely “Stuff Christians Like.” We are no stranger to attaching the word of God to a variety of objects. From car bumpers to baseballs, I’ve seen Bible verses on every surface possible. And I think that can be a great thing. I think it can be a good conversation starter.
But I do have one bit of warning. There are some verses that shouldn’t be applied to some things. There are some verses that don’t fit every application. There are some verses that aren’t really meant for say, Halloween candy.
A mom named Jill reminded of that recently. Her two year old got a packet of smarties, which I kind of think of as the George Washington of candy. (Consistent, old fashioned, humble, but hardworking as far as candy goes.)
There were two Bible verses on his smarties. And quite frankly, I’m hoping one of them was just a misprint. Because unless this two year old had a five o’clock shadow, was pounding energy drinks at the door and trick or treating with scandalous ladies, I’m not sure this verse should be on candy. Here is the picture Jill took. (Click on it to see it larger):
Wow. That is insane. The kid was two. Don’t get me wrong, I think that’s a critical message, unless you’re still in diapers.
And I have 2 questions about it:
1. What’s the weirdest verse you’ve seen on something or the weirdest item you’ve seen with a Bible verse on it?
2. Remembering to keep it so fresh and so clean, how would you caption this photo?