Monday, January 2, 2012

God's Cake

For those of you who know me, you might now...that I never forward "forwarded" emails. You know those "pass it on to 10 people for good luck" ones? Sometimes I browse through them, but often they get forgotten. I do save interesting looking ones in my inbox, and my dear Grandma usually sends me quite a few.

I was cleaning my inbox, and this was the last email that my Grandma sent to me, so me being the big suck that I am...I have to share it to save it, and this is my way of passing it on. I thought it was quite appropriate... (Plus, it also reminds me of Jay as a little boy wondering why on earth his mother was putting crushed crackers in her meatballs - "are you sure you're doing it right mom? YUCK!")
God's Cake

Sometimes we wonder,
"What did I do to deserve this?" 
"Why did God have to do this to me?"
Here is a wonderful explanation!

A daughter is telling her Mother how
everything is going wrong. She's failing math, her 
boyfriend broke up with her, and her best friend is moving away. Meanwhile, her mother 
is baking a cake and asks her daughter if she would like a snack, and the daughter says, 
"Absolutely Mom, I love your cake."
"Here, have some cooking oil," her Mother offers.
"Yuck!" says her daughter.
"How about a couple raw eggs?"
"Gross, Mom!"
"Would you like some flour then? Or maybe baking soda?"
"Mom, those are all yucky!"
To which the mother replies:
"Yes, all those things seem bad all by themselves. But when they are put together in the right way,

they make a wonderfully delicious cake!"

God works the same way. Many times we wonder why He would let us go 

through such bad and difficult times. But God knows that when He puts these 
things all in His order, they always work for good! We just have to trust 
Him and, eventually, they will all make something wonderful!

God is crazy about you.

He sends you flowers every spring and a sunrise every morning.
Whenever you want to talk, He'll listen.
He can live anywhere in the universe, and He chose your heart.

If you like this, send this on to the people you really care about..

Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we are here we might as well dance!


These things....I know my Grandma believes with all her being. In 2007, she wrote me and
Ben wonderful heirloom books all about her life, so we would know where she came from 
and what it was like for her growing up. At the end of this book, she wrote us a letter. 
The very last sentence states:

"Remember - Jesus loves you & you are a child of God."
We are all God's children, I know he is watching over all of us, and that Grandma trusts
Him completely. I know whatever journey that God has planned for my Grandma, she
has faith in Him. I don't know how I would get through these situations in life, if not for
believing in Him.


  1. Love this post! It reminds me of Jeremiah 29:11 "...for I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future..." :)


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