Sunday, June 14, 2009

Let's dance!

Received this in an e-mail and thought it was too good not to share!
Sometimes we wonder, "What did I do to deserve this?" or "Why did God have to do this to me?" Here is a wonderful 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?" "Gross, Mom!"
"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 difficult times. 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.
If you like this, send this on to the people you really care about.

Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we are here we might as well dance.


Anonymous said...

What a beautiful illustration - I forwarded it to a friend of mine in Adelaide, as she has some pretty down times since she had cancer.

Thank you

Aliadelaide said...

Hi Jillian
When I am making my list of complaints to God(!) I always find myself coming back to this quote:

"The everlasting God has, in His wisdom , foreseen from eternity the
cross that He now presents to you as a gift from His inmost heart.
This cross He now sends you He has considered with His all-knowing
eyes, understood with His divine mind, tested with His wise justice,
warmed with loving arms and weighed with His own hands to see that it
be not one inch too large and not one ounce too heavy for you. He has
blessed it with His holy Name, anointed it with His consolation,
taken one last glance at you and your courage, and then sent it to
you from heaven, a special greeting from God to you, an alms of the
all-merciful love of God."

St. Francis de Sales
blessings to you and your friend