Eastern Market Shopping in Detroit

We ventured out on Saturday to Detroit’s Eastern Market.

Veggies and fruit were the main attraction, but they also had my favorite meat.  Sorry to all you vegans or vegetarians, but I like the taste of a good steak or prime rib.  I can also deal with smoked turkey legs, but I digress.

Eastern Market has a varied cast of characters that sell their products and frequent it to purchase.  We enjoyed picking up some broccoli and cauliflower for Ruth and of course for me there was the apples and smoked turkey legs.  Yes, the biggest drumsticks you can buy!

They even sell raccoons for $9.99 per coon.

We had a fun time enjoying the outdoors and just rubbing elbows (literally) with folks down there.

Times like these (shopping) make me see how we are all really in need of the same things.  We need things outside of ourselves to sustain us.  Food, oxygen, water, and relationships are just a few things that we “need” to live life.  God has given us all common grace in these areas.  It reminds me of my need for the Gospel of Jesus.  I need something outside of myself to set me right with God.  In myself I cannot make myself right with God, but Jesus did that for me.  Just like I need food to sustain me, I need Jesus to sustain me and keep me in right standing with God.

Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. (John 14:6)

Thank you God for these things in life that give us pleasure and sustainability.

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~Clete

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2 Comments

  1. Nylsa says:

    I used to go down there regularly with my friend Trish when we lived in Detroit. There is a GREAT breakfast place on the Southeastern corner(can’t remember the name of it but a little mom and pop joint with AMAZING food!) and you won’t believe the Christmas Trees and wreaths you’ll see there around Thanksgiving! Good stuff and good memories! I hope you enjoy the snow… when we lived there we got over 9 feet of snow that winter! Look forward to seeing and hearing more about your ministry!

    Nylsa

    • mikehanafee says:

      When you visit we will do all the cool things you did when you lived here. We definitely need to find that restaurant!

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