Friday, March 07, 2008

Analogy of God's Love Through Pancakes

This is an analogy of God’s love.

 

 

This is a beautiful story. Please read, You will see at the end

why it is so important to me.

 

Six 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. He 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.

 

Brandon 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. He 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!).

 

Suddenly he saw his kitten licking from the bowl of mix and reached

to push her away, knocking the egg carton to the floor. Frantically

he tried to clean up this monumental mess but slipped on the eggs,

getting his pajamas white and sticky. And just then he saw Dad

standing at the door. Big crocodile tears welled up in Brandon’s eyes.

All he’d wanted to do was something good, but he’d made a terrible

mess. He was sure a scolding was coming, maybe even a spanking.

But his father just watched him. Then, walking through the mess,

he picked up his crying son, hugged him and loved him, getting his

own pajamas white and sticky in the process.

 

That’s 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. Sometimes

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 this on to others… God bless.

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