As civilization melts away before our eyes, like a sandcastle before a tsunami, I thought of a song of long ago by Peggy Lee. The song was called “Is That All There Is.” It was a downer but had a lovely tune. In this song, her answer was to keep dancing while ignoring the intensifying failure.
Yes, but we have much more to dance about, and for Whom…
Nothin’ says lovin’ like somethin’ from the Oven (of heaven, that is).
God’s still in the kitchen and I’m still in the oven. But in His perfect time He will remove me from the oven and declare, “WELL DONE, good and faithful servant.”
Sometimes we wonder, ‘What did I do to deserve this?’ or ‘Why did God have to do this to me?’
Here is an apt explanation–
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?’
‘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! ‘
God works the same way. Many times we wonder why He would let us go through such bad and
But God knows that when He puts these things all in His order, they always
work for good.
We just have to trust Him and, eventually, they will all make something wonderful.
God is crazy about you.
He sends you flowers every spring and a sunrise every morning.
Whenever you want to talk, He’ll listen.
He can live anywhere in the universe, and He chose your heart.
Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we are here we can still dance in delight (the Light) of the Savior.
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. 29 For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters. 30 And those he predestined, he also called; those he called, he also justified; those he justified, he also glorified.
Of all the works of His hands we are the apple of God’s eye, and the primary focus of His care.