In a previous post, I talked about my pleasure in finding a Bible verse on the packaging for Edwards Frozen Pies. I checked my mail today and had a letter from them. I would like to share with you a bit of it, in case you are as curious as I was:
We are also pleased that you were uplifted by the messages printed on our cartons and embossed in our “Personality Pan.” We utilize a series of Bible verses and other inspirational statements that are rotated from time to time. The Edwards family began adding the quotations when they established the bakery as a means to give their valued customers something extra. We are sending you one of our “Fish Cards.”
The enclosed card reads as follows:
The fish symbol originated with the first century Christians who used it as a means to communicate their allegiance to Jesus Christ. The Ichthus held dual significance: the Greek word for fish formed the initials for Jesus Christ, Son of God, Saviour; secondly, it symbolized their commitment as fishers of men’s souls. Edwards Fine Foods, Inc. has adopted the fish mark to symbolize Christian attitudes and principles in all aspects of the company’s operation.