I did a little research online this morning and it seems that white is a general category of miso instead of the color. White is the generic term for golden yellow or medium brown miso. At least that's what the Miso Primer says. There is also red miso, referring to dark reddish in color. Inside of those two categories there are many misos, and even some blends of the two categories. But, I discovered an authenic all natural white miso and a vinaigrette red miso. After reading online, and examining the ingredients on the bottles, I discovered the particular white miso I found has kelp-fish products in it. This should not be a problem for me, though the recipe I am making is supposed to be vegan. I am only vegetarian for health reasons. The red miso is gluten free I believe. Both look like they will taste wonderful.
Matthew 9:36 But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion
on them, because they fainted, and were scattered abroad, as sheep having no
In this verse of Matthew, Jesus had been teaching the masses. People traveled by foot then, and when going more than a day's journey often had to sleep outdoors...like camping. But, this was more often open air camping. In the heat of the day, they would have to lay down wherever they could find a shady spot just to rest and stay cool. You can imagine they grew tired and had to rest. This is what was happening in the verse. The word faint means tired. They were scattered around the hillside napping and resting wherever they had been standing.
I had a dream once when my children were young that I saw homeless people laying all over the grass in a large field area, sleeping in the open air. I had never seen anything like that before in my life. Later when I went to Kenya, in Nairobi, the capital city, I actually saw homeless people laying all over the grass in a large grassy park area sleeping in the open air in the heat of the day. It was so shocking, just because of the dream.
Jesus was moved with compassion at the sight of the people growing tired. He understood how they felt. He sympathized with their exhaustion. He said Himself once that He had no home or no where to lay his head, other than when people put Him up for the night. Matthew 8:20 He was an itenerant preacher sleeping where He was invited.
In Matthew 11:28 He said He would give us rest. This rest is a rest for our spirits. Sometimes that is what we need more than anything.
When my son, Travis and I went to the movie last night, somehow it wasn't as fun as usual without my husband. I missed him. It just didn't feel the same without him. I am glad it is Saturday and he is home all day so I can rest in his friendship.