This was such a wonderful writing by Lydia, and it has caused me to consider something:
Where did we get our understanding that we are to eat breakfast, lunch and dinner? Three meals a day. Is that biblical?
Can anyone find biblical support for eating three meals a day? I've been searching the past day or so but haven't found anything yet, can someone else look with me?
Because if it's not taught in the Scriptures then where did we get it?
It's my thought that people would rise early in the morning and eat breakfast, which is only natural since we have been fasting all night and would be hungry.
Then they would go to work on the farm or some other very physically strenuous work, and would expend great amounts of energy in doing so, and so would naturally be hungry around noon, and would eat lunch.
Then it's back out for more grueling work in the fields or in some other form of physical activity and would once again have the undeniable experience of hunger and so would eat sometime before bed.
Our modern society of office workers and telecommuters does not expend nearly the energy of our forefathers. I sit in the cockpit of an airplane, or in my bunkbed, for 16 hours a day on some days.
I wonder if we're holding on to a tradition that is not taught in Scripture, and that is not healthy for our bodies.
What are your thoughts?