I was looking for a squash soup recipe, and came across this epicurious.com visual guide to squash. Included in the article is this very clear map of the different types of squash.
As I was thinking through what ingredients I have in the house (I happen to have #2 squash above), I was unexpectedly filled with a heart of praise: What kind of Creator do we have that provides this level of variety just in one type of vegetable? Each with different qualities to be used in different dishes. And all designed to fuel our bodies, but not only that, a way to give glory to God for His creation.
He could have left us with manna (as perfect as it was) but He didn’t. He gave us this amazing variety of fruit, grain and vegetables (and yes, even meat). And, strange to think about, but ALL of God’s creation praises Him, including the vegetation: “You will go out in joy and be led forth in peace; the mountains and hills will burst into song before you, and all the trees of the field will clap their hands.” (Isaiah 55:12)
Even the SQUASH declares His glory…