How often have you bought eggs, brought them home, only to find a couple of them cracked? Frustrating! However, did you know that if you hold a raw egg (still in the shell) in your palm and try squeezing it with that hand, it is extremely difficult, almost impossible, to crush it?
Eggs are much stronger than they appear.
They are resilient as food, especially. Think of all the ways eggs can be prepared: hard-boiled, soft-boiled, fried, poached, scrambled, omelet. Then, there’s hollandaise made from the yolks, and meringue made from whites. Eggs are the base for quiche, frittata, soufflé and crepe! What would a potluck be without deviled eggs? Cakes, crusts, mayonnaise, noodles, pasta, French toast, ice cream, pancakes – we’d have a hard time without eggs!
Some say that the number of folds in a chef’s hat used to represent the number of ways he/she could prepare these oologic articles (Google that!).
Fragile? Eggs? So long as you can get them home intact, you can “beat the tar” out of them, and still make something great. God made them that way.
Likewise, we often speak about the fragility of human life – rightly so. It is fragile, but it is resilient. God made it that way. When you feel a little beat up, think of the egg, and keep on going (Php. 4:13).
—Rick Kelley, Prestonsburg KY church bulletin