I bet those aren't words you expected to read today, but it's the truth, at least for this novice photographer. I love peach cobbler, but I almost never eat it. The reasons abound, the least of which are the dessert's talents as a model.
My husband doesn't like peaches, and I don't really care for them. Except in cobbler. It's hard to make a cobbler for one, so I don't make it at home. I don't know of any restaurants that sell it near my home. Last month a local restaurant put up signs advertising "Peach Season." I thought for sure that this would be it; if only seasonally, I'd be able to get peach cobbler lovingly made by a trained professional. They only offered peach pie. How unfortunate. Cobbler beats pie any day.
About two years ago my friend and I volunteered at an event hosted by a semi-local mega church. We did some work for them, and they allowed us to attend their conference for free. It was a great trade off. Since this church was about an hour from our homes, we decided to have dinner together on the last night before we left. We had a fine meal, but the whole time I couldn't stop thinking about two words that I had seen written on their menu: Peach Cobbler. I decided to buy one to go. That night, I sent my friend one of the most disappointing texts I have ever sent: This isn't cobbler. It a crisp.
There's nothing wrong with a crisp, or even a crumble, but it wasn't what I was looking for. I was seeking something very specific, and nothing else would satisfy me. Similarly, the Bible is filled with instruction to seek God, to look for Him with the same passionate effort I seek peach cobbler:
- But if from there you seek the Lord your God, you will find him if you seek him with all your heart and with all your soul. (Deuteronomy 4:29)
- If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land. (2 Chronicles 7:14)
- Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. (Jeremiah 29:12-13)
- But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. (Matthew 6:33)
- God did this so that they would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from any one of us. (Acts 17:27)
*If you, like most, are confused by the difference between a cobbler, a crisp, and a crumble, HERE is a great explanation.