February 16, 2017

Wanna Get a Cake?

Written By Cary Schmidt

A few years ago, my son, Larry, and I were on a preaching trip in Maine. I preached in the morning, and had a break in the afternoon, so we decided to have some “father/son time.” It was a very masculine thing—hang out, watch an action movie, and eat snacks. Total awesomeness. So on the way back to the hotel, we stopped at a grocery store—just a dad and son roving for snacks. This could be dangerous.

We walked up and down the grocery aisles with great focus and hunger. Chips—check. Pretzels—check. Powdered donuts—check. Soft drinks—check. Salsa—check. Cheeze-its—check. Something healthy to salve the conscience—check. Then we headed toward the check-out. But on the way, we passed, of all things, the bakery! That’s when it happened.

Larry, calmly paused, looked at me, looked at the bakery, then looked back at me. Then with a flat, low, monotone, trademark-Larry voice he said… “Wanna get a cake?”

I belly laughed. He laughed, though he wasn’t sure why. The moment is forever etched in my mind. Why? Because, as a dad, if Larry wanted a cake—I was going to get him a cake.

Why drop into your day with this random story?

“If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?” (Luke 11:13)

I don’t know what kind of week you’re having, but I know that cake makes any day a better day! So, go have some cake, and while you’re at it, don’t forget that your Heavenly Father loves you more than I love Larry!

If there’s something on your heart—put it on His.