Friday, August 14, 2009

God's Cake

It's Friday!

My job has always been in a hospital; which includes weekends and holidays, so Friday doesn't hold the same meaning for me as other careers. But I'm finding a new appreciation for the term "weekends off". Radiation is Monday through Friday and when I finished today, it felt like I was starting a mini vacation.

The time on the table was quite a bit longer today, because the bio physicist had to look at the computer images, make new markings and make sure they were exactly what the doctor wanted. But that was okay. I just gave me longer to "zoom in" on the cross above my eyes. I pretty much just shut out the other noises and had a "one with one" time with the Lord. I thought of the discouraging thoughts and feelings from yesterday. And how today seemed so much brighter.

A good friend sent this story to me today. What a perfect day to share it on the blog.


A daughter is telling her Mother how everything is going wrong, she's failing algebra, 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!

And, so it is with God's cake.

So often, it seems like our lives are just a roller coaster of random days. One day, by itself, can be discouraging. One day, by itself, can be encouraging. One day we are standing on the mountain. one day we are walking on level ground and one day we may seem lost in the valley. But all the days, added together, equal one life that is completely designed and planned by God. Every ingredient, every step already set in place by the Almighty. While the individual days may seem disjointed and without purpose to us, the end product is a life that will be made perfect on the day we meet Him face to face. "He who began a good work in you, will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus." (Philllipians 1:6)