Candy Corn, Nutrition and Faith in God

My tip for a nutritious Halloween meal:


Candy corn is my favorite Halloween treat. Caramel apples have their appeal, of course, but candy corn has a certain je ne sais quoi that can’t be denied. And you know it’s a classy snack because I used French to talk about it.

A Tasty Faith

Faith – the kind that makes a difference – is something you can sink your teeth into.

Taste and see that the Lord is good;
    blessed is the one who takes refuge in him. (Psalm 34:8.)

After all, when you trust someone enough that you look to them refuge you are saying that you have faith in their ability to protect you. God is so good that those who have faith in him can taste it.

What does this trusting faith look like? It looks like a relationship with Jesus. He told his friends,

“Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me. … Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father.” (John 14:1, 9.)

What we see in Jesus is who our trustworthy God is. In him our troubled hearts find refuge. That is a tasty faith to have, a delicacy beyond anything the world has to offer.

It’s even better than candy corn.


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8 Responses to Candy Corn, Nutrition and Faith in God

  1. I have a favorite rationalized Halloween candy also: 2 snack-size Mounds that have dark chocolate and coconut–two great ingredients despite the 14 grams of sugar for 2 pieces. 2 pieces are 4 Weight Watchers points. So I figure I can have one for 2 Weight Watchers point! Trick or treaters come and get them first!

    Yes, the LORD is my refuge!

  2. Kathi says:

    Are you channeling Buddy the Elf and his four main food groups? Candy, candy canes, candy corns and syrup.

    Are you a traditionalist when it comes to candy corn? Are you opposed to the ones with the “chocolate” bottom? Yes, “chocolate” is intentionally in quotes.

    • Tim says:

      I will eat the ones that incorporate other flavors, like chocolate and cinnamon, but my fave is the original. And yes, Buddy the Elf is my nutritionist.

  3. Jeannie says:

    I never noticed before how that Psalm 34 verse mixes its metaphors: God’s goodness being good-tasting, and God being a refuge. And both are very experiential — not just something we read about, but something we know from experience.

    • Tim says:

      That also means that those who seek refuge in food – an unfortunate experience – are really seeking the fulfillment that is found only in God.

  4. Pastor Bob says:

    Candy Corn does settle the raging stomach…..
    (It can help heart burn…… go figure….. the honey in them??)

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