Cookies are great, especially when they’re fresh and made well and with love. Cookies are also a great way to bless people, so I really enjoy making them.
The other day, Andrew and I decided to make cookies, for no other reason but truly to be a blessing to everyone on (and around) the YWAM base where we live, and to our bellies as well :). We were receiving many requests for cookies, and happened to have an open Saturday to do so, so we did.
You’re crazy! Why would you travel so far for this?I needed brown sugar for the cookies, and there’s only one place, that I’ve found here, that has brown sugar. However, this place is about 2.5km from where I live so it’s a good distance when you don’t have your own car and would have to carry items in backpack and arm bags.
I can’t believe you guys are doing this for the entire base! I’ve never met people so nice.We spent over 4 hours baking over 300 cookies Saturday, and didn’t ask for anything in return – just for people to come eat and enjoy.
It’s pretty crazy, because ever since I’ve been here on this base, I’ve received many comments from people similar to the above; comments talking about how generous or nice I am, or even how they don’t understand why I would do something so nice. The best way I know how to answer this is because of love. I love people and really enjoy blessing people.
By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.John 13: 35 NIV
There’s this song from Amber Sky Records that says, “let the world see You when they look at me // let the love of God be all they see”. I would sing this song Sunday mornings for our children’s ministry, but it also truly became a song of my heart. I want the world to see Christ when they look at me. I want the world to see the love of God when they look at me. What a blessing it has been to me that it is happening.
I am determined to impact nations for God’s kingdom…and it’s all beginning through love.