I hope gaga arrives before it starts raining. It's a little dark outside. hummm... Hey! I saw this cute short story on the web. Let me share it with you. :)


Six year old Brandon decided one 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 a 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, weather 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 on 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.

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 and loved him, getting his own pajamas white and sticky in the process.

That's how God deals with us. We 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. Sometimes we just stand there in tears because we can't think of anything else to do. That's when God picks us up and loves us and forgives us. Even though some of out 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 did. "So don't stop making those pancakes!"

...Nice huh? :) Gaga is already here. Until next time... Goodnight!

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