A Good Egg… by JoAnn

A drawing of an egg carton with eggs in it.

I love eggs! I can eat them any way you want to give them to me. As I write this, I am boiling a couple for my dinner. Yes, I eat them for any meal. That’s how versatile an egg is. They are perfect little ovals of nutrition. Just Google “what’s in an egg?” and you will be shocked at how perfect an egg is.

I was raised on fresh farm eggs, of course. Straight from the chickens….. well, you know! My mama gathered them from the hen’s nest, and into the frying pan, they went. Back in the 1960s, mothers thought that if their baby or child would eat an egg for breakfast, they had just given them the most nutritious breakfast possible. I loved mine over easy, with fried bologna and toast. On the weekends, we might have eggs with bacon or sausage. To this day, that is one of my favorite meals. I now know to skip the bologna and various other meats, thanks to Science.

For the past 40 years, there has been a debate about whether or not eggs are healthy. Should we limit them in our diets? Should we only eat the whites of the eggs? Or is it perfectly healthy to eat them as a regular part of our routine? I, for one, am a big fan of eating eggs as a regular part of our daily nutrition. I believe one egg a day is excellent. I tend to eat anywhere from 2 to 6 eggs per week. Usually, just scrambled or boiled. No meat. No bread. So I believe I am safely enjoying my eggs without adding salt, fats, or carbs. Now and then, I will indulge and put cheese on my scrambled eggs. That’s when I feel a little crazy.

Some time ago, when I was struggling with watching my diet, weight, and all the numbers my doc had spewed at me, I concluded that if I wanted to eat something, all I had to do was ask myself one question. Would Jesus eat that? Seriously, we all know Jesus would be a healthy eater if He were on earth today. And we also know that He would never touch some of the things we put into our stomachs! I’m not sure what His attitude would be if faced with a McDonald’s meal. But I know without a doubt that He would never eat it.

I believe God would be fine eating an egg or two for any meal. After all, He created the animal which gives us those perfect little bombs of nutrition. And in case you were wondering, yes, I do believe the chicken came before the egg.