Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Ahhh! Smell that homemade bread...

In "Other" Words

This week's quote is:
"Relying on God has to begin all over again
every day as if nothing yet had been done."
~ C.S. Lewis ~

As soon as my husband arrived home from school on Wednesdays, he would sniff the air and start salivating. It was bread baking day and the aroma of that fresh bread proved irresistible for Dan and his brother. His mother planned it so a tray of rolls came out of the oven just as they came in the door so they could sample the fresh-baked goodness.

Dan’s mom usually baked 8-10 loaves and over fifty rolls each week. The large quantity lasted the family all week, but the homemade bread would get stale too fast unless she froze it after it cooled. She only got out what the family could consume that day to prevent the loaves from drying out and crumbling.

When we married, his mom taught me how to bake bread, but since I worked and lacked freezer space, homemade bread became more of a special treat. With the advent of bread makers, he was able to enjoy his favorite treat more often – one loaf at a time.

Like homemade bread, our relationship with God has to be fresh every day –we become a sweet fragrance in his nostrils, like the bread fresh out of the oven. There’s no room in our lives for stale or moldy experiences with the Father.

To participate this week, write about your thoughts in you own blog, thenvisit "Sting My Heart" to read her take on the quote and to leave your link along with the other participants.


Denise said...

Another awesome post, bless you.

MiPa said...

I can almost smell the bread cooking. Great analogy and post. Bless you for sharing.

(btw the link at Iris' is not working).

ellen b said...

Fresh bread is the best! Thanks for this picture and for waking up my olfactory! blessings...