Heather - posted on 04/14/2010 ( 3 moms have responded )
So tonight my oldest son helped me make supper. I will share what we did, but my issue is that I need another meal for tomorrow to do with my other boy... So as you read, suggestions are helpful!!!
First I got a pot and fill it just over ½ way full of water. Put it on the back burner (for safety) and turn it onto medium high heat. Then i got my son and asked him if he wanted to help cook, of course he said yes!!
First we cut the carrots. As he cut, I described that this is kind of like what God does to us! Sometimes He has to peel away the bad stuff in our lives to leave only what is good (and tasty!). Then when He has peeled us, sometimes he cuts up the sin left in our lives to make it more manageable. We are battling selfishness. So I said that the carrot represented selfishness. It’s a big chunk, and more then you could put in your mouth right? So God cuts it into little pieces. He starts with saying that you shouldn’t take your friends toys no matter how great they are, then He might go on to tell you that you should be happy that your friends have nice toys. Then He might go on to say that you should be happy you have friends! After we were done cutting the carrots, we took a moment to examine them. We noted how the carrot chunks are all different sizes, and that they are hard.
Next we took out the noodles. They are in a package. It would be silly to just put the whole package into the pot, so we have to open it. This is like God. He has to open us up to His will. Before you put the noodles in the water, we noted that they are hard like carrots. Then we put both the noodles and the carrots in the pot. We talked about how sometimes our hearts are hard towards God, and he has to soften us up. I explained that the smaller carrot pieces will soften up quicker than the bigger ones.
Next we took the seasoning and dumped it in. Explaining that Jesus wants us to be the seasoning or salt of the earth. Next came the chicken, we used canned chicken, so we talked about God opening us up to do His will again here…
Next we took the eggs and talked about they are hard on the outside, we know that there is good stuff in there, but the shell is in the way. Sometimes God has to break us, to get to the good stuff. Like when something else bad happens, it isn’t because God doesn’t love us, but because He needs to break through to get to the good stuff!!! We put the contents of the egg into a bowl, making sure to get any of the shell that remains just as God would fish out anything that didn’t belong, then take a fork and stir the eggs. God doesn’t just leave us lying there broken, He stirs in our hearts to show us His plan for us! Next we took the eggs and stirred them into the soup. Explaining how God uses a combination of things to make us perfect and pleasing to Him! Just as we know that the soup is going to be great when it is done!
Finally, we talked about how the soup is hot. God wants us to be “hot” or on fire for Him. We don’t want to eat cold soup! We also don’t really want lukewarm soup, but hot soup! God wants us to be hot or passionate for Him! Also the soup will continue cooking until it is done, just as God will continue working in us until the day of Christ Jesus.
So now that you know what I'm going for, anyone have an idea for a meal to do with my other son?