Christian Teaching

How Can a Doughnut Have So Many Calories?

By: Sam Chan

The other day I went for a 5 km run. When it was all over, my fitness tracker said that I had burned 300 calories.

A donut has 300 calories! I’d only burned off a doughnut!

How can exercise burn off so few calories?

And how can eating give back so many more?

That’s because our bodies love calories. We need calories to live.

That’s why we crave a good mayo sauce, or a fried chicken, or a sugar-coated donut.

It also shows that just one calorie goes a long way. One donut can power us to run and run forever.

The bible says that God’s Word is like honey – chock-full of calories.

We need God’s Word to live.

That’s why we crave it. God’s Word gives us the power for new life.

So the next time you dig into a doughnut, don’t think about the calories. Think about how much you also crave God’s Word.

Psalm 19:10
Psalm 119:103
Matthew 4:4
Matthew 7:24
Matthew 13:23
John 6:68

About the Author: Sam is a theologian, preacher, author, evangelist, ethicist, cultural analyst and medical doctor.

Article supplied with thanks to Espresso Theology.

Feature image: Photo by NajlaCam on Unsplash 

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