All Whipped Up

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Happy Monday!  I hope you had a fabulous weekend.  I pretty much holed up in our little tree house and stayed put…it was simply delightful.

Yesterday morning I found myself making eggs benedict and meringues.  It might seem like an extremely odd pairing, but to make the hollandaise sauce, you need egg yolks, so if you want to be super resourceful, you can add a side of meringues to make use of your extra egg whites.

The science of cooking sometimes baffles me…who figured out how to separate egg whites and egg yolks?  Who decided to whip egg whites hard enough and long enough to discover they could form very stiff, hard peaks?  I don’t know who they were, but I’m thankful to our culinary explorers who have paved the way.

I’m not sure if you’ve ever made hollandaise or meringues, but each one takes a lot of patience and a lot of whipping.  With each endeavor, I stood there looking in the bowl, wondering if this was actually going to work out.  What I had in front of me was a liquidy mess–could it really turn into a rich sauce to dress our egg with, or a thick, delicious consistency to make meringues?  With each endeavor I grew doubtful.

But as I whipped and waited and watched, I saw how little-by-little, things began to turn.  And after a while, I had successfully created hollandaise sauce and meringues.

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During the process, as I continued to inspect my liquids, I couldn’t help but see my life as the egg whites and sugar being spun around by a Master whisk.  At times, things may take longer than I expect; I question my purpose; and rather than order, I only see chaos; but just like my egg whites, all hope is not lost.  They were made and intended for a purpose and so was I.

When we hand our lives over to God, we can trust that He has a plan.  When we allow Him to be the one to mix and shape us, we can be assured that He will accomplish the plans He has for us.  And the end result will be something beautiful and deliciously perfect.

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You are our Father;
We are the clay, and You our potter;
And all we are the work of Your hand.
Isaiah 64:8 
The LORD will fulfill his purpose for me; your love, O LORD, endures forever— do not abandon the works of your hands.
Psalm 138:8