Stop the presses.
Sound the trumpets.
Call Dr. Gary Chapman (or at least tweet him).
I have discovered the Sixth Love Language!
Let me start off by saying it’s not what you’re thinking.
It has nothing to do with frisbees, a new Apple device, or even funny cat videos (although, that might be a good pick for #7).
Food is the ultimate love language because it is actually a fusion of the original five love languages—but more pleasing to your taste buds:
- Food can be a gift
- Cooking can be an act of service
- Sharing food with others can be quality time together
- Hugging or kissing the cook shows physical touch
- Words of affirmation might sound like “Yummmm…” (Or depending on your culture, a belch. I guess that would be “sounds” of affirmation, but I digress.)
If you think I’m crazy, the fact that food is a love language is actually biblical???
In Genesis, Joseph lovingly provided food for his brothers during a famine when he might have taken revenge. Jethro invited Moses over for dinner after rescuing his daughters. In 1 Samuel 25, Abigail won David’s heart after preparing a feast for him and his men. Jesus fed the five thousand—you get the picture.
The beautiful thing is that even with this sixth love language, our God outdoes himself to show us love. Here are four examples:
1. He has created a wide array of amazing foods we can enjoy and thank Him for (1 Timothy 4:4-5).
2. He gives us His Word—which sustains and nourishes us more than bread (Matthew 4:4) and tastes sweeter than honey (Psalm 19:10).
3. He gives us His Spirit—the living water that flows out of our hearts guiding us into truth and giving us joy in Him as we experience His love (John 7:38-39).
4. He gives us Jesus—the Bread of Life Who will truly satisfy all of the hungers and thirsts of our soul (John 6:41-51) and will invite us to celebrate His love in the marriage supper of the Lamb (Revelation 19:9), which will have food so good and fellowship so rich that we can’t even comprehend it.
In some ways, this post is very silly—but in other ways it shares a profound truth:
God shows His immeasurable love to us in many ways.
Let that be food for thought.