Friday Matters-March 11, 2022
Everyday Cake Grace
“Dan, c’mon, please pay the bill. My allowance won’t cover it.” I was asking grace from my husband as I handed him the bill from spending too much at J. Crew Clothing. Hey this is Debbie Griffith with Everyday Matters. Whew…he forgave and paid the bill. But when I went home I discovered that a stick of butter, my special cake plate and a container of frosting was missing. My nephew had baked a cake while I was away. I called and scolded him for not replacing my supplies.
When I hung up the phone I realized I was acting like the ungrateful servant in Matthew 18. A king was about to punish this servant for a debt of millions but instead had pity and forgave. The servant, not grateful, instantly found his friend who owed him thousands and had him thrown in prison. I got the memo. God gives fresh mercy to us so how can we afford to withhold mercy from others …everyday.