Readings: Isaiah 62:1-5, 1 Corinthians 12:1-11, John 2:1-11

Grandma Grindle’s Frosting

My mother-in-law was a good cook and a great baker. She made the best chocolate frosting. We put her recipe in the church cookbook published many years ago. Recently, Carla came by the office and said she used that frosting for cupcakes for the Sunday School kids, and then was making it again another week to put on graham crackers for them. It was so heartwarming to hear that Carla was using that recipe. Kevin’s mom taught Sunday School for over 30 years and she would have been delighted that Sunday School children were still enjoying her treats. Our reading from 1 Corinthians talks about spiritual gifts, “Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good.” Grandma Grindle’s baking skill wasn’t a spiritual gift, but her strong faith was. When a person uses their spiritual gifts, for example through teaching and ministering to three-year-olds for 30 years, that makes a lasting impact on the world. Her chocolate frosting is really good, but her shared faith and tender heart impacted generations for eternal good. Think again about the gifts the Lord has given you. I pray we will all use our spiritual gifts to help others and impact the world. If something like delicious frosting can have a legacy, just imagine the sweet legacy of faith that lives on in ways only God has imagined. Thank you, friends, for sharing your God-inspired gifts in our community and beyond. To Him be the glory! —Tracy