I realized it as I was eating blueberries this morning.
My problem, like most Americans, is that I like blueberry flavoring better than the blueberry itself.
Preferring the synthetic over the real thing is the problem.
Other things we prefer over the real thing (I'm including you so I won't feel all alone)...
Jiffy over real Peanut Butter
Bartles & James over a Chardonnay
Fruity Pebbles over Oatmeal (which I blogged about: click here)
Hershey's over Baker's (click here...who said Switzerland had the best chocolate?)
Velveeta over Cheddar
Aunt Jamima's over Maple Syrup
Eggos over Hearty Oatmeal Pancakes (click here)
McDonalds over Farmer's Market
White over Whole wheat
Fruit snacks over Fruit
And the list goes on...
What is the reason for replacing the real with the synthetic?
Corn syrup is more addicting than the actual sugars in the fruit. And corn syrup is in EVERYTHING. Fruit is good on top of the dessert, but can never be considered the dessert itself. That's my problem. I wish for the day when the strawberry looks better than the cream and cake on which it sat.
Will my taste be more refined when I get to heaven?
Isaiah 25:6 even describes the food and beverages in heaven as "rich food" and "aged wine."
For all the non-drinkers out there, you'll have plenty of time to develop your palate.
For all the fruity pebbles eaters, we can only hope. Maybe Fruity Pebbles will be considered a "rich food."