Romans 5:3-4 (NIV)
3 Not only so, but we[a] also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; 4 perseverance, character; and character, hope.
My father-in-law is coming for a visit and like Martha, I wanted everything to be just right.
The house received a much-needed, Fall cleaning, dust bunnies banished, clutter cleared. As I sat waiting and knitting I thought some apple oatmeal raisin bread would make for a nice welcome! So I got to work grating apples and pulling everything together. The preparation got so good to me I decided to make banana nut bread too!
The house smelled amazing! The loaves perfect in every way! There are no pictures. All good cooks sample their food and sample it we did and it was declared,delicious! I wrapped the loaves and put them in the sealed cake saver, believing them safe.
In the morning I awoke with my mouth propped up to have a healthy slice with my coffee but when I went to grab the cake saver, both loaves were invaded by ants. Crestfallen, the loaves were dumped and invaders immediately and successfully dispatched.
Sin has a way of creeping in and overtaking our lives even when we do all that we know to be right to protect and cover ourselves. I can bake more bread and plan to, as soon as this evening! This lesson taught me that the protection of life and bread can only come from the permeating covering of the Blood of Jesus!
Making His praise glorious!
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