The Amazing Egg
People often equate eggs to mankind using the example the egg shell represents the body, the egg white the spirit and the yolk the soul. But did you know the egg really has 6 parts not 3?
Take two eggs out and hard boil one of the eggs. Then look at the raw egg. Run your fingers over the egg shell and see if you feel anything. Eggs have pores in their shell. We have pores in our skin. And within that egg can develop a baby chick.
Yes, the amazing egg has 6 parts:
~ The shell – with about 17,000 pores per egg. Loaded with calcium.
~ Air Pocket – when you peel the hard boiled egg you will notice there is an air pocket at one end of the egg.
~ Chalazae – this suspends the yolk inside the egg. The best way to see the chalazae is to Crack open the raw egg and pour onto a dish. The white stringy things is the chalazae.
~ Yolk – the yolk has a clear casing covering the yolk. The yolk is loaded with vitamins. Technically you could count the casing covering the yolk as the 7th part of an egg.
~ White – egg whites are loaded with over 40 different proteins. Egg whites are said to “fluff” baked foods. They add lightness or fluff to pies or cakes.
~ Shell membrane – when you start to peel the hard boiled egg you notice there is a membrane between the egg shell and the hard boiled egg. The membrane defends against bacterial invasion. The membrane is loaded with Keratin. Companies make arthritis and joint supplements from this membrane.
When you first pick up an egg and look at it you can only see the shell. You have no idea about the other parts. Using eggs is a great object lesson, especially for teaching young and old 2 Corinthians 4.
Egg shells get cracked, chipped and even broken but that does not mean what is inside is broken, damaged or ruined. Paul speaks about our “earthen vessels”, our body in 2 Corinthians 4:7 KJV “But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.”
So the context is our fleshly, earthly body. Paul goes on to explain things that happen to us in our “earthen vessel” through the next few verses. Then Paul says, 2 Corinthians 4:13 KJV
” We having the same spirit of faith, according as it is written, I believed, and therefore have I spoken; we also believe, and therefore speak;”
Paul explains it is not about our “earthen vessel” but our faith and because we have faith we can see things not with the eyes of our “earthen vessel” but we see with the “spirit of faith”.
It is crucial to walking by faith to not be persuaded by what your “earthen vessel” tells you. 2 Corinthians 4:16 KJV
“For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day.”
Because, like the amazing egg, the things we can not see is what matters.
2 Corinthians 4:18 KJV “While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.”
Now pick up a raw egg and hold it in your hand. As you look at that egg understand your family and friends see your shell. God, he sees what is on the inside.
The image below is not my work but I thought it was the best image to show 6 parts of the egg.
Until next time.