This is Easy Mac.
If you aren’t familiar with this phenomenon, let me enumerate its many qualities for you:
- ready in 3.5 minutes
- microwavable dinner in a disposable cup
- (sort of) filling
- no need for pots, pans, real ingredients, or time
- All you add is water and a fork
- fake cheese
(If you can’t tell, I’m not a fan.)
This morning, my pastor said something that got me thinking about the intricacies of macaroni and cheese. “The will of God is not Easy Mac. It requires preparation.”
Preparation. In a world of instant everything, that’s something we try to get out of, but I don’t think that the best God wants for me is fake cheese and three and a half minutes in the microwave.
I bet it looks a lot more like what my mom makes: butter, cornstarch, milk, real cheese. At least twenty minutes on the stove, lots of stirring. It’s worth waiting for, worth watching the preparation process, worth being a part of.