Sometimes an act of desperation becomes a brilliant invention. So it is with our family and Pake. Our son asked for Lemon Pie instead of the usual birthday cake. I ran out of time and instead, poured his favourite lemon pie filling over thin slices of lemon poppy seed cake. What a hit! I may never have to make pastry again!
God got to the end of his rope so to speak. He’d led his people through every event possible, (see the Old Testament!) and yet they still did not trust him. They followed him when it was convenient and abandoned him when it suited them.
And finally, he prepared the most wonderful Pake for the world. God’s recipe for Pake was to send Jesus so that we could see God incarnate, i.e., ‘in bodily form.’
And still there are a lot of unbelievers in the world who refuse to believe that Jesus Christ was truly human, a flesh-and-blood human being. (2 John 1:7a, MSG)
Prayer – Thank you, God for your Pake, the most brilliant plan ever, the son of God incarnate, in bodily form, available to us, just for the asking! Amen