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April 11, 2012

“ElinorD Kneading Bread Dough”

Many of us have a bagel and coffee in the morning. But those who have baked bread know that  the baking process is not an easy one – particularly from the bread’s perspective.

The dough is prepared, seasoned, floured, and folded on itself; kneaded and rolled flat; allowed to rest and rise; then punched down, again and again. Ingredients can be beaten or whipped, with the dough sometimes actually thrown against the counter, so that flavors mix and the dough attains proper consistency.

So too are we, with God the loving baker and life the process.

The results, of course, are rich and varied. Even the smell of baking bread makes mouths water, drawing others to the table. Knowing this, may we be able to say with Job, “Though He slay me, yet will I trust Him” (Job 12: 15).

Did You not pour me out like milk, and curdle me like cheese, clothe me with skin and flesh, and knit me together with bones and sinews? You have granted me life and favor, and Your care has preserved my spirit” (Job 10: 10-12).

Father, we know ourselves to be the product of Your loving hands and in Your tender care. Where better could we be?

Uphold us this day. Give us peace in the midst of turmoil, and patience in the midst of trial. Help us submit to Your  will for our lives. And may our aroma be sweet to You.

Amen

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