I could see it in my mind's eye.
Made from Jell-o sitting on a nest
of lettuce. One for each place setting.
The first thing that went wrong was
the jell-o pack that I opened was
the blue color of anti-freeze.
Not exactly what I had expected.
Then as I poured the liquid Jell-o
into the egg mold, made of silicone,
there was a mess as it ran out and
all over the counter.
Sometimes my brain just fails me.
If I hadn't been in a hurry I would
surely have realized that the silicone
was flimsy and wouldn't be able to be
Well, not to be deterred I got the
egg mold onto a plate and into the
refrigerator. Several hours later
I forced the "eggs" from the mold
and was unhappy with the results.
They were funny looking and definitely
not what I wanted to put on the Easter
So, I did what any reasonable person
would do with her ugly eggs.
I smashed them with a potato masher and
added whipped topping.
Now I had little chunks of
pastel blue jell-o popping out from
I decided that it didn't look that bad
and put it in a beautiful cut glass bowl.
Now, that was better.
This all happened on Saturday.
The same day I plated the mini dill
pickles and prepped other items for
Sunday's big meal.
Cut to Sunday.
There was much discussion about the
blue jell-o. What was interesting
was how quickly it was disappearing.
Turns out it is popular with guys named
Mike. Both my Mikey and Pastor Mike
really liked it. Others did, as well.
This might be a stretch but here is what
I was thinking today.
Sometimes I think we kind of do things
that aren't exactly what God would have
us to do. We get ourselves into "fixes".
Kind of like the eggs. We don't look so
But God takes those situations and redeems
them for our good and His glory.
He takes our scrambled selves and loves us
into something sweet...like the cream.
I am so thankful to serve a God like that.
We still have the consequences...we are still
scrambled...but we are redeemed!
Does this make sense to anyone but me today?