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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 2 – Intermediate)
Topic: Exotic (08/08/13)

TITLE: The Quest is Over
By Kathern Nemec
08/14/13


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The Travel Channel airs a program that is an indicator of man’s insatiable quest for exotic foods. Pork brain sandwiches, giraffe beetles, ham wrapped dove, road kill cook-off, baked muskrat, fermented fish eggs and many other “delicacies” have been discovered by Andrew Zimmern on “Bizarre Foods America”. Having lived in a Latin American country most of my adult life, I’ve heard of – though never tried – some foods that would be classified as bizarre to most residents of first-world countries. Monkey, rhinoceros beetle and armadillo, all eaten out of necessity, would head up the list.

The dishes that some people would consider exotic delicacies are food for survival for others. Either to satisfy his curiosity or to fill his hungry belly, man eats a variety of bizarre foods.

What about feeding our soul? Thousands of people adhere to very bizarre belief systems, whether driven by curiosity, a quest for the exotic, or a longing to be satisfied. Have you ever heard of Nuwaubianism? How about the Church of Euthanasia? The Church of the SubGenious, The Universe People, Thee Temple ov Psychick Youth and countless other religious groups are feeding outlandish spiritual food to their followers. That food may give them the exhilaration of tasting something exotic, but unfortunately it will never satisfy their inner hunger.

There is only one food that fills man’s soul-hunger. It originates in heaven and has proven itself to be 100% satisfying. Jesus described it this way: “For the bread of God is He who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world….I am the bread of life. He who comes to Me shall never hunger, and he who believes in Me shall never thirst. “(John 6:33,35 NKJV)

Every person who comes to Jesus and believes in Him can testify that the quest is over; their longing for bizarre spiritual food has passed. They’ve found total satisfaction in Jesus, and can add a hearty “AMEN” to the Psalmist’s declaration: “For He satisfies the longing soul, and fills the hungry soul with goodness.” (Psalm 107:9 NKJV)


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Judith Gayle Smith08/16/13
Wow! Most compelling read, and perfect lead in to the need for Jesus. Thank you.
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 08/17/13
This is a nice devotion. I liked how you started off. It was gross, but it grabbed my attention. I like how you transitioned to the message. The only thing I might suggest would be to explain the bizarre religions a bit so people who have never heard of them know what you're referring to. You did a nice job of providing great verses to back up your message too. Good job.
CD Swanson 08/20/13
Amen. Beautiful!

God bless~
Brenda Rice 08/21/13
Andrew's show is one I try to watch just to broaden my understanding of other cultures. Sometime it is just too gross.

However, your entry is anything but gross. This is a remarkable piece of writing that transitions well to the Word of God and your intended message.

Thanks for sharing.
CD Swanson 08/22/13
Congrats! God bless~