I was sitting at a soccer game last weekend when a mother on the opposing team lamented,
“I forgot snack. I can do other things, but I’m not the Snack Mom. In fact, I hate snack duty!”
Been there. I feel her pain. In fact, I even offered to share some of my pre-packaged Oreos and Nutter Butters.
No, I’m not proud of my choice of snack. But after a week of traveling and jet-lag recovery, I was just thankful that my husband (bless him) made a run to the grocery in my absence.
Even though I wholly embrace healthy eating, I simply don’t have time to make my children healthy food like they deserve. When it comes to snacks, I’m a terrible packer. Most mothers who have nutritional control over their children carry around these coolers filled with fresh fruits, raw vegetables, and purified water. Not me. It’s downright embarrassing.
The other mothers look at me like, “Don’t you have your own cooler?” Actually, I don’t. But it is on my “to do” list. One of these days I will take nutritional control and make amends with the Snack Police.
The good news?
God still offers me (and my children) spiritual food. He’s not even waiting for me to get my act together. In John Chapter 6, Jesus tells us:
Do not work for food that spoils, but for food that endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give you. For on him God the Father has placed his seal of approval….
Then Jesus declared, I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.
Just think, I’m worried about the Snack Police, yet God places his “seal of approval” on food that will never spoil! I just need to “come” and ask. I don’t even need to bring my own cooler!
Have you struggled being the “Snack Mom”? Are you in need of some spiritual nutrition?