Six year old Brandon decided one Saturday
morning to fix his parents pancakes.
He found a big bowl and spoon,
pulled a chair to the counter, opened
the cupboard and pulled out the heavy flour canister,
spilling it on the floor.

He scooped some of the flour into the bowl with his hands,
mixed in most of a cup of milk and added some sugar, leaving a
floury trail on the floor which by now had a few tracks
left by his kitten.

Brandon was covered with flour and getting frustrated.
He wanted this to be something very good for
Mom and Dad, but it was getting very bad.


He didn't know what to do next, whether to put it all
into the oven or on the stove
(and he didn't know how the stove worked!).

Suddenly he saw his kitten licking from the bowl of mix and
reached to push her away, knocking the egg carton to the floor.

Frantically he tried to clean up this monumental mess
but slipped on the eggs, getting his! pajamas white and sticky.


And just then he saw Dad standing at the door.
Big crocodile tears welled up in Brandon's eyes.
All he'd wanted to do was something good,
but he'd made a terrible mess.

He was sure a scolding was coming, maybe even a spanking. But
his father just watched him. Then, walking through the mess, he
picked up his crying son, hugged him and loved him,
getting his own pajamas white and sticky in the process.

That's how God deals with us. We try to do something good in
life, but it turns into a mess. Our marriage gets all sticky or we
insult a friend or we can't stand our job or our health goes sour.
Sometimes we just stand there in tears because we
can't think of anything else to do.

That's when God picks us up and loves us and forgives
us, even though some of our mess gets all over Him.

But just because we might mess up, we can't stop
trying to "make pancakes," for God or for others.
Sooner or later we'll get it right, and then
they'll be glad we tried...

Please pass some of this love on to others..........
You would be surprised what a little
inspiration can do especially at the right moment!
Have a good day and keep trying.