Out of the mouths of babes (who love Chick Fil A)

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, June 1, 2022

We now have a Chick Fil A less than a mile from our home, and my family believes my son-in-law David is responsible. If Chick Fil A has tracked his spending through the years, certainly they felt it was wise to put a restaurant even closer to where he lives.

In the first three days the restaurant was open, David went four times and bought enough for seven meals. He shares his love of Chick Fil A with his 3-year-old daughter Emma Kate.

When given her choice of meals, the answer is always “Chickalay.”

Elise, Emma Kate’s mother, thought it would be a good idea to buy a large bag of frozen chicken bites, packaged to look like Chick Fil A, for those times Emma Kate was hungry.

Elise heated up the nuggets, served them to Emma Kate, and after one bite, she said, “This not Chickalay.”

“They’re chicken nuggets just like Chick Fil A’s,” Elise said.

“This not Chickalay,” Emma Kate insisted. And she was right. After being served a diet of the authentic nuggets, she could tell the difference when an imposter was presented.

I doubt Emma Kate can list the exact differences between the frozen nuggets her mom bought and the one from Chick Fil A. She just knows. She’s had the real for so long that when a substitute was presented, she just knew.

On a much grander scale, and of eternal significance, is what her parents teach her about God. I pray they continue to fill her little heart with the truth of God’s Word and use the stories from the Bible to build her faith in the One cannot fail.

And one day, if someone presents ideas contrary to the Word of God, she’ll know it’s not authentic. Jesus said in John 14:6, “I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” Our eternal lives depend on us knowing the Truth.


Ronny Michel can be reached at rmichel@rtconline.com.