-year-old Brandon decided one Saturday morning to fix his parents pancakes. He
found a big bowl and spoon, pulled a chair to the counter, opened the cupboard
and pulled out the heavy flour canister, spilling it on the floor.
scooped some of the flour into the bowl with his hands, mixed in most of a cup
of milk and added some sugar, leaving a floury trail on the floor which by now
had a few tracks left by his kitten.
was covered with flour and getting frustrated. He wanted this to be something
very good for Mom and Dad, but it was getting very bad.
didn't know what to do next, whether to put it all into the oven or on the stove
and he didn't know how the stove worked!).
he saw his kitten licking from the bowl of mix and reached to push her away,
knocking the egg carton to the floor.
he tried to clean up this monumental mess but slipped on the eggs, getting his
pyjamas white and sticky.
just then he saw Dad standing at the door. Big crocodile tears welled up in
he'd wanted to do was something good, but he'd made a terrible mess. He was
a scolding was coming, maybe even a spanking. But his father just watched him.
walking through the mess, he picked up; his crying son, hugged him and loved
him, getting his own pyjamas white and sticky in the process.
how God deals with us. We try to do something good in life, but it turns into a
mess. Our marriage gets all sticky or we insult a friend, or we can't stand our
job, or our health goes sour.
we just stand there in tears because we can't think of anything else to do.
That's when God picks us up and loves us and forgives us, even though some of
our mess gets all over Him.
But just because we might mess up, we can't stop trying to "make pancakes" for God or for others. Sooner or later we'll get it right, and then they'll be glad we tried...
Please pass some of this love on to others... suppose one morning you were called to God; do all your friends know you love them?
I was thinking... and I wondered if I had any wounds needing to be healed, friendships that need rekindling or three words needing to be said, sometimes, "I love you" can heal and bless
every one of your friends that you love! them, Even if you think they don't love
back, you would be amazed at what those three little words, a smile, and a
reminder like that can do.