Friday, July 31, 2009

Making a Mess of Life!

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 turning out 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 suddenly he saw his Daddy 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 big time punishment was coming, maybe even a spanking. But his father just looked at 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 relationships get all sticky or we insult a friend, or we can’t stand our job, or our health goes sour, or we make bad choices. Sometimes we just stand there in tears because when we can’t think of anything else to do. That’s when God will pick us up and loves on 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 with God’s help we will get it right.

10 comments:

Samantha said...

Thank God for his forgiveness and love, Amen !

Deborah said...

Thia was so good! I hope you don't mind me posting a link to it on my blog.

Dani Joy said...

Oh I love this!! I need to remember this especially for my boys. How God deals with me is How I should deal with them. I sure do make a mess of things.

MOMSWEB said...

Knock, knock...dropping by via KJV Blog Directory. Loooooved this post!

Cathy said...

That is really so cute and sweet, Aliene.

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A Note From Theresa said...

that was beautiful!

Walking on Sunshine... said...

Beautiful!! Thanks for sharing it!

lady m said...

Isn't this just like all of us...we think we are doing something good, our hearts are in the right place ~ but we realize that we needed help!

Thank you for your post, it was very encouraging ;)

lady m

blackberrycottage said...

What a loving God we serve.
Thanks so much for sharing.
hugs Sandra nz