I was a little upset. But I realized, I could make lemonade out of lemons. That night with my guest, I took out martini glasses, put a layer of crumbled pound cake, then whipping cream, another layer of crumbled cake, and more whipping cream and then added some beautiful red strawberries on top. Everyone thought the dessert was superb! It tasted great!
Later that evening, I was telling my sister about the disaster and she said make cake balls. Cake balls originated because bakers would have flops with their cakes or have stale cake. To prevent waste, someone created cake balls. They are made by blending cake crumbs with icing, shaping them in form of a ball and then dipping them in a coating, such as chocolate or white chocolate. You can then decorate them with sprinkles, nuts, etc.
The next day I gave it a try. I wouldn't win a blue ribbon for the appearance, but it would win a ribbon for taste and texture. My nephew loved them!
I began to think of my situations in life. Sometimes we think things are bad, but God has a different plan.
One verse that came to mind was:
"And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose" Romans 8:28. God works in all things for our good. It does not mean that all that happens to us is good, but God is able to turn every circumstance around for our long-range good.
Another verse was:
"But Joseph said to them: "Don't be afraid. I am in the place of God. You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives" Genesis 50:19-20. Joseph's brothers had sold him into slavery many years ago because they were jealous of him. Through this ordeal Joseph became the governor of Egypt and was able to save many lives during the time of the drought.
So the next time, you think something is a disaster, just remember God has a plan and He will help us through those times. He will give us the wisdom, insight and knowledge that you need!
"When life gives you lemons, make lemonade!"
Strawberry Short Cake in Martini Glasses