Friday, January 04, 2013

cupcakes and comfort

"O God, You are my God; early will I seek You."
(Psalm 63:1)


Yesterday, Wildcat Guy and I had dinner at an awesome local bistro - yummy, delicious, mmm! - and when our server asked if we wanted dessert, we went for it and ordered a tiramisu cupcake. Definitely a good decision!

It made me chuckle later in the night, though, when I realized that cupcakes played a key role in the analogy featured in my daily devotional. *

The writer explains that she'd seen a link proposed between "the recent rise in the popularity of cupcakes to our nation's longing for comfort and security," but continues with her own assertion that "our desire for security is as old as Adam and Eve."  She goes on to explain how cupcakes offered her comfort from her academic difficulties as a child, but without "providing the cure" to her struggles. Essentially, no matter how many cupcakes she ate, some of her classes would still be tough.

Then, she says this: "In today's world we still want to retreat into simple pleasures" and believe that the challenging demands on our time and energy will be cancelled or eliminated.  Easier said than done, right? Maybe not.

"It's possible," she writes, "to have our cupcake and eat it too.  We can feel secure in this life without worrying that our security will be yanked from us." How? By seeking God, she reminds - specifically, in His Word (the Bible).  "You, O Lord, have not forsaken those who seek You." (Psalm 9:10)

Such a plain and lovely truth!  I would like to raise my cupcake to that simple comfort of a God who is always there.

Where I am: home
What I'm reading: (nothing at the moment)

* (quotes excerpted from the 3 January devotion by Marilyn Meberg in Daily Gifts of Grace)

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