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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 2 – Intermediate)
Topic: Taste (07/15/10)

TITLE: An unseen matter
By Lori Godfrey


An unseen matter

The One who is with us everyday is the creator of the universe . He is present when we rise in the morning and upon retiring, in the evening. But many times the one who goes unnoticed. As life dictates our schedule, so God dictates our destiny. If we allow him.

Upon his command the earth turns at a perfect angle. The ocean waves stop and return out to sea as ordered. All of nature is seen by him , and nothing escapes his knowledge. Just as the earth works on his time table, so does our bodies.

I believe life would be pretty dull without the ability to taste. With ten thousand taste buds on the human tongue, one could not help, but taste. Not all are on our palates. Some are an unseen matter.

In the inside of our cheeks and even on the roof of our mouths. Taste is a sensory function of the central nervous system, and I just can’t see us being fully human without it.

There is a disorder called “Ageusia.” The cause is due to toxicity, medications or nutrition disorders. But for those who have never been able to taste, they also can’t smell.

“Congenital Anosmia” is the inability to smell. Without the sense of smell, one cannot taste.

As people that God created, let us not take for granted the senses that we have. We would do well to cherish the bodies he gave.

The next time you stick your tongue out to taste a snowflake or feel a rain drop, thank him for the ability of taste. It would be a boring life if we were unable to savor the many foods and drinks in this world.

Yes, even the ones we would like to avoid. The salt in the ocean, a persimmon before ripe. The medicine we give an ill child, the ones with a sour after taste still have a purpose.

God made all things well, let us bring glory to His name by enjoying the ability to taste the fruits of His labor.

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AnneRene' Capp07/24/10
This shows the author's deep appreciation for all of God's miraculous designs for us and the world alike. It is refreshing to see one relish the simple pleasures that so many of us unfortunately take for granted.

I so like your phrase: The ocean waves stop and return out to sea as ordered, but especially love your last statement:let us bring glory to His name by enjoying the ability to taste the fruits of His laborAmen!
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 07/26/10
This is quiote true. I have a friend who cannot taste or smell. It is important to give thanks for all of the little things in our lives. If we don't notice and appreciate the small things, it could be quite easy to become bitter.

I noticed at times you used small sentences or even fragments. In this type of nonfiction, you can easily avoid that by combining some of the sentences and use a comma or semi-colon.

You showed with your words, that you do undersatand the little things in life. I imagine this makes you a very caring and gentle person.
Phee Paradise 07/26/10
This was a good reminder of God's goodness in creation and the blessings we take for granted. I noticed a few grammatical errors, but overall it was nicely written.
Margaret Kearley 07/26/10
You taught me some new things with your lovely article. Whast a reminder too not to take the many many gifts God gives us for granted. Thankyou