Making Pancakes ~

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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, our ministry gets divided, our businesses fail, our love ones die leaving a hole in our lives, our children become disobedient and out of order, our kindness was repelled…

Sometimes we just stand there in tears because we can’t think of anything else to do. That’s when God picks us up,  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…


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7 thoughts on “Making Pancakes ~

  1. I love this! Great analogy of God loving us despite our constant errors, I really needed this today for two reasons. 1) I kept making constant messes and wondering if God was angry with me and 2) I love pancakes 😉

    1. hello… thanks for dropping by my blog. It saddens me that people do not know how much our Jesus loves them in spite of…. your blog is also wonderful. I will be stopping by frequently. bless you

  2. Hmmm…….. wow!!!!!! God is jus a very good father, i cnt evn count d tyms i av messd up n He got himself all white n sticky 4 me 🙂 smh.

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