I reached for a recipe in the early morning light of the holiday. My family came from far and wide to join in the festivities. We joined together to celebrate life and to thank God for one another. It was an awesome time to make memories. For generations, our family’s tradition included the ever so sweet Currant pie. But as this metaphor unfolds, it makes me wonder if some people can relate.
The flour spread across the bar counter, but we realized later, we should have cheated on the pie crust and bought it in the store. Mixing bowls decorated the kitchen and measuring cups stood silently waiting. This gem of a dessert was ready to bake in the oven. We set the timer and prepared dinner.
About 45 minutes later, we took the pie out of the oven, and it looked alright except it didn’t rise properly. We said grace and had a wonderful dinner – ham, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, beets and golden rolls fit for a king. Then it was time to devour the pie, so we cleared the table and sat it in front of everyone. Anticipating the first bite, my beloved brother suddenly said, “Oh no! I forgot the eggs in the dough”!
Some occasions in life, oddly enough, resembles lessons God teaches us. And yet years go by, and the love of memories become a metaphor. I realize that recipes are like some people, particularly Christians. They search for answers because a little something missing – an essential ingredient for joy and completeness. They live their life, perhaps walking the straight and narrow, but their Christian deeds are just a little shy with the measuring cup.
We must realize without God we are incomplete. It doesn’t matter how sweet you are; you’ll never rise without serving our Lord! He should be the main ingredient in your life, just like eggs in a recipe. Make sure when you come to the table to give grace to our Father that you are the best measurement you can be. How can you accomplish this? Offer your help to those in need; study the Bible daily; be active in your community; and most importantly, share His good word.