God is Not Like Salticrax

Let me start by saying that for those of you who don’t live (according to the languages on the box) in South Africa, France, Italy, Greece, China, or the Middle East, I am very sorry, because you have not tasted the AMAZINGNESS that is Salticrax. Really, there is no other cracker that compareth to these. They’re addictive, too. Like, really addictive. Once you start eating you quite probably won’t stop until you suddenly realize that you’ve finished all the crackers and are gnawing on the cardboard box. But then they’re gone and because you’re a college kid with no car and Woolworths is just so far to walk (oh my word, an entire ten minutes), there’s no more and you have to go search the cupboards for biltong or olives or something to fill the gap.

So, okay, God is way more than Salticrax, but my point is, my gosh He’s addictive…and he doesn’t run out. Every now and then I manage to convince myself that there will eventually be a balancing out, or a fullness, or a limit to how much I want Him. This is because my brain is tiny and human and can’t quite comprehend the whole infinite thing. The more I “get” the more I want. This, of course, has nothing to do with me, but has everything to do with God’s unfathomable amazingness, his literal AWEsomeness, his breathtaking beauty, his unconditional love, his limitless grace, his every word. He’s far from safe but we are safe with Him; he holds us in his hands through every single circumstance, every single second of every day. I both fear him with trembling knees, and love him and feel safe with him. Even trying to describe him feels a little bit pointless, because how can a creation describe or adequately praise the Creator? How can language, which God made and gave to us, hope to be enough to praise him? His name alone is indescribably, unfathomable, too vast for words. And yet he loves us with a burning, passionate love, a love that doesn’t depend on what we do or don’t do but on the cleansing blood of Christ.

“‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future…You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.'” {Jeremiah 29:11, 13.}

2 thoughts on “God is Not Like Salticrax”

  1. Ok – your blog came up when I typed in “salticrax.” I just got back to the US from 6 weeks in SA and cannot find them here! Do you know if they ship to the US? I must have more!


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