Sunday, October 24, 2010

Pan Cakes...

     Six years old Brandon decided one saturday 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 the 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 alfoury 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 did't know what to do next, whether 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 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. Big crocodile tears welled up in Brandon's eyes. 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 him and loved him, getting his own pajamas white and sticky in the process.

     That's how God deals with us. We try 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 our mess gets all over Him. But just because we might mess up, we can't stop trying like Brandon to 'make pancakes,' for God or for others. Sooner or later we'll get it right, and then they'll be glad we tried.


  1. :) :) Yes, just how often do we remember that.. Your sharing with this story will certainly make an impact for all.. :)
    By the way, my dear, I was away for the past days.. Yep, I need a break from everything - kind of a home retreat for me.. I was all away from my phone, laptop, etc.. I just want to, you know, maybe like Brandon, cry.. ;)
    Anyway, I am back now.. And I am glad to read this story.. The other day, as usual (when time permits), I was sharing with my guy about the stories you shared.. Through that puppy story, he said, he found a new understanding as to how I always see things.. Just wan to say, thank you, my dear sis.. Keep sharing and you know, even if I am away from this Cyber world, you are always on my mind and I will return in here.. :)

  2. Quite inspirational and I liked the analogy here.. Probably teaches us a lesson - "when nothing works, prayers might"..

    So call out to God and see his help and life might start moving again..

  3. hey Manoj, I wanted to post comment on your wall and realized that you are out my radar (lol) neither in frnds list nor in following list in bloggers are only here :D

  4. @Krislin : you know what, your comments always make me speechless ! :) just want to say thank you and always stay here *pointing towards heart* :)
    keep smiling happy always ! :)

  5. :) :) :) In that case, my dear, a hug is what we need.. *HUG* :)