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Thursday, February 17, 2011

God's cake

Sometimes we wonder
"What did I do to deserve this?" or "why is God letting this happen to me?"
This is one of the best explanations I've seen.

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.
Meanwhile, her Mom is baking a cake and asks her daughter if she would like a snack. The daughter replies "yes, I love your cake".
"Here, have some cooking oil", her Mom offers.
"Yuck", says the daughter.
"How about a few raw eggs?"
"Gross, Mom!"
"Would you like some flour then? Or maybe some baking soda?"
"Mom! Those things are all disgusting!"
The Mother replies; "Yes, they all seem bad by themselves. But when they are put together in the right way, they make a delicious cake!"



God works the same way. Many times we wonder why He would let us go through such bad and difficult times. But God knows that when He puts these things all in His order, they always work for good! We just have to trust Him and know that He is able to make them into something wonderful.



27 comments:

65 Roses for Marcia said...

Love this post! So true...

Susan said...

This is so great, Mari!!!

Heart2Heart said...

Mari,

I love this post and perfect for what I needed to hear tonight after everything that has happened today. What a breath of fresh air this was. Thank you!

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Raise Them Up said...

That's a wonderful illustration. :)

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

I need some God cake right about now. Loved this.

Kat said...

Heard this before, but needed to hear it again.

Hugs,
Kat

Sadie said...

Perfect Friday post! Just what I needed to hear! Thanks!

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

So true!

Pat said...

This is so good, it makes me want to copy it for my post!

Connie said...

So true. So true.............

Sharon said...

What a beautiful comparison.
I needed this today.
Thanks for sharing.
Have a great weekend.

le blÖg d'Ötli said...

That's the way the world is :)
Nice idea!

Lynn said...

Great illustration. Thanks for sharing!

Nancy said...

That is really good... will have to remember this one!! Thanks Mari..

Cherdecor said...

I have always loved this story. It puts things in perspective.

Megan (FriedOkra) said...

LIKE!

Honest Abe Lincoln said...

That is a good lesson in word biology.

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

This was a blessing you posted this and shared it with Blogworld Mari!! I'd say...'food' for thought.

Carol said...

This is a good post.
Some cakes are nicer than others, but all things work together for good!
Thanks for sharing. Happy weekend.

Jenny the Pirate said...

Great analogy and perfectly true. Have a wonderful weekend, Mari!

Saija said...

that andrae crouch song comes to mind ... "I thank God for the mountains, and I thank Him for the valleys, I thank Him for the storms He brought me through.
For if I'd never had a problem,
I wouldn't know God could solve them, I'd never know what faith in God could do ..."

Crown of Beauty said...

This is such a good post Mari. The ingredients of our life taken apart will not look so good, or taste so good... but like you said in this post... everything put together comes up with something delicious and beautiful.

Loved this, Mari.

Love
Lidj

Musicaljean said...

I LOVE that! Sometimes I wish it didn't take so long for the individual ingredients to turn into cake!

Betty said...

Great post Mari! Sent this to my daughter because she feels that way sometimes.

A Stone Gatherer said...

Between my study of Isaiah and our homegroup study of "don't waste your life", I am learning alot about this. Thanks for posting Mari.

SharonB said...

I needed this just now. Thanks for the reminder Mari

kari said...

what a wonderful picture - God is interested in the big picture.
thanks for the reminder!