Yesterday, I made sugar cookies with my oldest son. We both really enjoy them and taking the time to make them allows us to spend quality time together. Imagine my surprise when Facebook informed me that seven years ago on the same day, we made sugar cookies as well.
I couldn’t help but think there was a hidden God moment. Something profound that God wanted me to see while making cookies. What I came away with was this:
“And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.”
-Deuteronomy 6:7 KJV
Even though this wasn’t the first time we’ve made cookies, I still treated it with care. We made sure we had all the ingredients. That we measured appropriately. I made sure he didn’t stir too fast, avoiding a mess. Yes, this prolonged the process, but it lengthened our quality time together as well.
What if I take the same care as I did while making cookies to share the Gospel with him. To sit down with my son and explain why I love God and do the things I do. Read the Bible daily, pray throughout the day, and to make sure my actions match my love of God.
If I am as diligent in my instructions for baking as I am with the truths of God, I can’t help but believe that he will grow up to be a man of God. Another hope is that he will be as diligent with his own children.
Despite the fact that I made cookies to satisfy a sweet tooth, I came away with something that satisfied my soul. The time we have with another is measured and we must be careful not to waste it. To sit with those God has placed in our lives and share the reasons why we love the Lord is priceless.
It is not meant to be used to pass judgment. It is not to prove you know more than the next. It is because everyone should have the opportunity to know a Heavenly Father. And the ones who are younger than us, need to be taught the whys.
I’m thankful that God used Facebook to remind me that quality moments with my son are multi-faceted. It’s not just to bond, but to remember Who made it all possible.
Have you made any cookies lately?