// June 8th, 2012 // Meditations
Bruce Dewey – Elder at the Lenoir City Seventh Day Adventist Church
As Bobby came into the kitchen where Grandma was rolling out some pie crust he asked, “What kind of pie are you making, Grandma?” “And what’s that in the bowl on the counter?”
“That’s rhubarb, and I am getting ready to bake a couple of strawberry rhubarb pies,” Grandma replied.
Walking over to the counter to get a closer look Bobby asked, “What does rhubarb taste like?” “It’s sour,” Grandma replied. “After you wash your hands you may take a piece to see what it tastes like. When I was your age my brothers, sisters, and I would go out to our mother’s garden and pick rhubarb to chew on.”
When Bobby came back he picked up a piece of rhubarb and took a big bite. “That sure is sour,” Bobby said as his face puckered up. “Why do you want to make sour pies?”
“Yes, it is sour,” Grandma replied, “but after I cook it down and add the right ingredients it makes better pies than you might think.” And after trying one of Grandma’s strawberry rhubarb pies Bobby agreed they were much better that he thought they would be.
That’s the way it is with our lives. No matter how well we do, without God our lives are pretty sour in God’s sight. But when we let God take over, and allow Him to add the right ingredients, He will turn our lives into something good.
“Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.” Psalm 51:10 (KJV)