The Mucho-Grande Nacho Supreme Platter with Guacamole
Matthew 5:16 “Let your light so shine before men that they see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.”
Casa de Reyes, in San Diego, is my favorite Mexican restaurant. This quaint, authentic spot takes you back to Old Mexico with its delicious food and lively Mariachi band.
Recently on the plane to San Diego, being “Esau-starving,” I devoured my airline peanuts along with my entire week’s worth of snacks. Upon landing, my husband and I headed straight for Casa de Reyes where, unfortunately, I wasn’t hungry and ordered only a single taco.
As we sat and soaked up the music, the food arrived at the table next to us, lined all the way up the waiter’s arms. My attention was drawn to a platter of the most delicious cuisine I had ever seen. I had no idea what it was, but I immediately determined I must have it!
When our waiter returned with water, I asked if I might change my order. Since at Casa de Reyes the customer is their “Numero Uno Amigo,” of course it was ok. So, I pointed to the platter and said, "I don’t know what she has, but, I’ve got to have that!”
Struggling to comprehend such insanity, he replied, “Senora, you want the Mucho-Grande Nacho Supreme Platter with Guacamole instead of a small taco?”
With unwavering determination, I answered, “Yes, I do!”
“No problemo,” he responded with a smile.
When my platter of deliciousness arrived, I dove into it. And, it was the best thing ever invented for human consumption. Returning to collect our dishes, the waiter looked at my clean plate, winked at me and said, “Impressive!” I smiled, leaned back in my chair, and dreamed of my stretchy pants.
So, what’s the parallel in our Christian life and nachos? Remember, I wasn’t looking for nachos. I didn’t know what it was. I didn’t know I wanted it. But, when I saw it, I had to find out about it and I unequivocally had to have it! Turns out, it was the best thing I had ever eaten!
Just like those nachos, others may not be looking for Jesus, they may not even know who He is nor how badly they need Him. But when they see the goodness He makes in our lives, they just might have to have Him. It will be the best thing they’ve ever had and God will be glorified!
Isaiah 43:7 tells us that we were created to glorify God. Just as Christ’s goal in coming to earth was to glorify the Father through His many good works and by redeeming mankind, we, too, should let our lights shine to God’s glory. “Glory to God in the highest!” was the announcement at Christ’s birth. Then, recorded at Christ’s death, an unbelieving Roman soldier announced, “Surely this was the Son of God!” That’s Glory to God! Yes, Christ’s life was, from his birth to the moment of his death, about glorifying his Father. And, it is no different for us. Just like a light shining in the darkness (or a platter of delicious nachos) let us live a life filled with good works so that others observe and turn their eyes upward to glorify God.
Lord, may we every minute of every day strive to walk humbly with you and glorify you in all our ways. Help us show the world the deliciousness of living a life in your love.
Blessings on your week,