Baking Cookies

“The hearing ear and the seeing eye, the Lord has made them both.” Proverbs 20:12 (nkjv)

There are 60,000 miles of blood vessels in every human.

15 million blood cells are produced and destroyed in the human body every second.

The longest living cells in the body are brain cells which can live an entire lifetime.

Fun facts about the human body have always interested me. I love hearing how many bones we have in our body (206 as adults, 350 at birth!). Many of these bones fuse together as we grow into adulthood. Did you know that we have 100,000 hairs on our head? When I learn these things, God goes from being a little ‘g’ God and once again becomes a big ‘G’ God. It’s when I stop and take the time to think about fun facts like these, that I’m reminded that God, well, is God. He has everything under control. He doesn’t need any help from me.

It is only because of His loving nature, his mercy and abundant grace, that He allows me to play any part in what He does at all. Kind of like when I have my youngest children, Grace and Samuel help me bake cookies. I surely don’t need their help. In all honesty, I could make lots of yummy treats with my eyes closed. And when they do help me there is much more of a mess to clean up afterwards. To tell you the truth, making cookies together takes much longer than if I just did it on my own.

But, my joy and my pleasure is increased a hundred times when I have the sweet presence of my children by my side. From the time they were babies, chubby hands reached up for a wooden spoon to lick. You see, it isn’t the task of baking cookies that brings me such joy, it is the time we have spent together. Laughter can be heard from our kitchen while memories are being made. These precious memories become a super glue that holds our family together as the years go by and they grow older.

God is the creator of all things, most importantly us! “All things were made by Him and for Him.” Colossians 1:6 God created us for the sole purpose of fellowship with Him. He just loves to spend time with each one of us. If only we would stop for a moment and think of Him, talk with Him, share our lives with Him. He wants us to come alongside Him and joyfully work hand in hand with Him.

Friends, the God we love has made it possible that our brain cells can live a lifetime, that our heart continues to beat without any help from us, and that will continue to take a breath even while asleep. Yet he still desires to have us right by His side. Stop and think on that awhile. You may want to ask the Lord right now, “Can we bake some cookies?”

Merry Christmas!

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