Matthew 7:9- “Which of you, if your son asks for bread, will give him a stone? (NIV)
With Mother’s Day on the horizon, my friend expected the usual candy or flowers. Her little ones couldn’t contain their excitement and decided they must offer their specially chosen gift a day early. Their enthusiasm stirred up my friend’s too. She opened her present with excessive anticipation, immediately followed by an astonished let down.
The three children had pooled their change and bought her….. an aluminum foil pizza pan.
“Don’t you love it, Mommy? Isn’t it just what you wanted? We knew as soon as we saw it….”
You see, every time my friend made pizza, she had to use a cookie sheet for the baking pan. She never failed to complain long and loud about this tragedy.
The children repeatedly heard comments like this. “Oh, the crust would be crispier if I only had a pizza pan.”
“It’s burnt because I don’t have the right pan.”
“If only I had a proper pan, the cheese would melt more evenly.”
And the children heard and delivered exactly what she asked for.
Are we wailing over cheap pizza pans while angels wait for the sound of His Word so that they can help us?
Psalm 103:20- Bless (affectionately, gratefully praise) the Lord, you His angels, you mighty ones who do His commandments, hearkening to the voice of His word (AMP).
Prayer- Lord, thanks for reminding us that when it comes to words….Yours never fail. Amen
Brenda J Wood