God Cake

Life is full of teachable moments. One mom capitalized on a moment in the kitchen and taught her daughter an invaluable lesson about life. It’s a story I’ve filed away for future use with my precious kids…!

A daughter is telling her Mom how everything is going wrong, she’s failing algebra, her boyfriend broke up with her and her best friend is moving away.  Her Mom is baking a cake and asks her daughter if she would like a snack, “Absolutely Mom, I love your cake.”

“Here, have some cooking oil,” her Mother offers.

“Yuck” says her daughter.

“How about a couple raw eggs?”

“Gross, Mom!”

“Would you like some flour then? Or maybe baking soda?”

“Mom, those are all yucky!”

Mother replies: “Yes, all those things seem bad by themselves. But when they are put together, they make a wonderfully delicious cake!”
God works in a similar way. Many times we wonder why He would let us go through difficult times. But God knows, when He puts things in His order, they always work for good! We can trust Him and, eventually, He will make something wonderful!

God is crazy about you. He sends you flowers every spring and a sunrise every morning. Whenever you want to talk, He’ll listen. He can live anywhere in the universe, and He chose to live in your heart.”

Isn’t that awesome? Not only is it a great teachable moment for our kids, it’s a great reminder for us!

Next time you’re cooking or baking, think of the challenges you face as you add each ingredient. When you sit down to the meal, or savor the dessert, thank God for the opportunity to see Him “cause everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to His purpose for them.” Romans 8:28 Discover God Study Bible, NLT