Of Peanut Butter, People and Possibilities by Gary Rose

During the course of my lifetime, I must have made hundreds, if not thousands of PJ’s. I like different styles of peanut butter and different kinds of jelly, so I probably have had many different combinations, but nothing like THIS. This is genius, pure genius. I must try this as soon as I get some marshmallow. When I think of combinations, one of the things that comes to mind is the church. Consider this…

1 Corinthians 12 ( World English Bible )
[12] For as the body is one, and has many members, and all the members of the body, being many, are one body; so also is Christ. [13] For in one Spirit we were all baptized into one body, whether Jews or Greeks, whether bond or free; and were all given to drink into one Spirit.
[14] For the body is not one member, but many. [15] If the foot would say, “Because I’m not the hand, I’m not part of the body,” it is not therefore not part of the body. [16] If the ear would say, “Because I’m not the eye, I’m not part of the body,” it’s not therefore not part of the body. [17] If the whole body were an eye, where would the hearing be? If the whole were hearing, where would the smelling be? [18] But now God has set the members, each one of them, in the body, just as he desired. [19] If they were all one member, where would the body be? [20] But now they are many members, but one body. [21] The eye can’t tell the hand, “I have no need for you,” or again the head to the feet, “I have no need for you.” [22] No, much rather, those members of the body which seem to be weaker are necessary. [23] Those parts of the body which we think to be less honorable, on those we bestow more abundant honor; and our unpresentable parts have more abundant propriety; [24] whereas our presentable parts have no such need. But God composed the body together, giving more abundant honor to the inferior part, [25] that there should be no division in the body, but that the members should have the same care for one another. [26] When one member suffers, all the members suffer with it. Or when one member is honored, all the members rejoice with it.

Each individual adds something to the collective body; something unique. And when we consider that we are members of one another (Romans 12:5, Ephesians 4:25) and each of us is comprised of body, soul and spirit (1 Thessalonians 5:23) that is a lot of combinations. Christianity is complex, just as we are. God truly makes our life interesting, doesn’t he?

PS. I just thought of PBJ 3.0. Make this a Double Decker by placing another slice of bread in the middle. Find two more ingredients that you like, say two other preserves that would go well with the above combinations and use one to make an X and the other a cross. Please tell me, exactly how many combinations is THAT?