Something Beautiful

This is one of those little stories that made the rounds of the email world a few years ago. I printed out a copy of it, tucked it into my Bible and forgot about it until this weekend when it slipped out and fell onto my lap. It’s a sweet and encouraging story, so I thought I’d share it here today.


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 if she would like a snack. The daughter says, “Absolutely, Mom, I love your cake.”

“Here, have some cooking oil,” the mother offers. 

“Yuck,” says her daughter.

“How about a couple of 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 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!


P.S. I don’t know who wrote this, so I apologize for not being able to give credit where credit is due. Let me know if you happen to know.


A friend took this snapshot at Mom & Dad's wedding in 1960.

A friend took this snapshot at Mom & Dad’s wedding in 1960.


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