Friday night when taking the dog out for the last time for the day I almost stepped in my Father’s Day present. The FedEx man left a shoofly pie on my doorstep. I barely escaped squishing molasses and brown sugar into a pancake instead of a pie. Having grown up in eastern Pennsylvania meant that I grew up eating lots of Amish food. Shoofly pie is by far one of their very best contributions to the civilized world. It is a marvelous concoction of pie crust layered with molasses, cake and crumbly brown sugar. It is going to be available on the Tree of Life mentioned in Revelation.
It was an amazingly appropriate gift. The more we know about someone the better we can gift them. When we know their tastes in food, fashion and books we can select just the right item for the occasion. Now just think for a moment about who knows you best. Who knows so much about you that He knows the number of hairs left on your balding head? Who actually lives inside you and knows your thoughts? (That’s one reason why our prayers don’t have to be verbalized. He already knows what we need.) Therefore, when He selects a present for us it is absolutely the most perfect thing that can be given and He plans on giving us lots of presents. Note in Ephesians 2 we read, “And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us.”
We are so blessed. How could anyone say “No” to an offer like this?
Written by Roger Bothwell on June 17, 2014
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