Six -year-old Brandon decided
one Saturday morning to
fix his parents pancakes. He found a big bowl and spoon, pulled a
chair up to the counter,
opened the cupboard and pulled out the heavy
flour canister, spilling it on the floor.
some of the flour into the bowl with his
hands, mixed in most of a cup of milk and added some sugar, leaving
floury trail on the floor which by now had a few tracks left by his
was covered with flour and getting frustrated. He wanted
to be something very good for Mom and Dad,
but it was getting very
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
Suddenly he saw his kitten licking from the bowl of mix
push her away, knocking the egg carton to the floor. Frantically he
to clean up this monumental mess but slipped on the eggs,
his pajamas white and sticky.
just then he saw Dad standing at the door. Big
crocodile tears welled up in Brandon's eyes. All he'd wanted to do
something good, but he'd made a
terrible mess. He was sure a scolding was coming, maybe even a
But his father just watched him.
Then, walking through the mess, he picked up his crying son, hugged
loved him, getting his own pajamas white and sticky in the
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
we insult a friend,
or we can't stand our job, or our health goes
Sometimes we just stand there in tears because we can't
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
for God or for others. Sooner or later we'll get it
right,and then they'll
be glad we tried...
pass some of this love on to others....suppose
one morning you were called to God; do all your friends know you
I was thinking... and I wondered if I had any wounds
needing to be healed, friendships that need rekindling
needing to be said, sometimes, "I love you" can heal & bless! Remind
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
smile, and a
reminder like this can do.
Never stop "making pancakes" and never stop loving!