Yesterday was a game changer…
I was meeting up with a friend at Chipotle for some lunch and conversation. While in line, we ordered almost an identical bowl.
Then he asked for it to go, even though we were staying to eat in…and he explained that he needed the cover over his bowl.
We paid for our Chipotle bowls and then sat down to eat…and this was the moment…(cue angelic voices singing)…he fastened the top to the bowl, turned it upside down and shook it like a can of paint.
I followed suit…said something about him being my food mentor and then carefully opened the bowl as if it contained a rare jewel.
The glorious mix of meat, vegetables, rice, beans, cheese, lettuce, and salsa was a work of art (see attached pic).
However, imagine if that bowl was presented without any context. Imagine if I had never eaten at a Chipotle and I did not have the distinct privilege of watching them make the bowl and then mixing it all together myself…what would I have thought?
Context is super important for many things in life….including our study of the Scriptures. This Sunday, Pastor James will be sharing a sermon from Romans 16. As we finish our series on the book of Romans, he will provide some context to the entire book and specifically the first half of chapter sixteen.which should prove to be very helpful.