Who’s the Boss?
“For all the promises of God in Him are Yes, and in Him Amen, to the glory of God through us.” 2nd Corinthians 1:20
I must admit I have watched the TV show Cake Boss. After all, you gotta love a guy who uses power tools to make cakes.
I recall an episode in which the “team” made a wedding cake for a very good customer’s daughter for her wedding. The daughter was portrayed as a spoiled brat with no gratitude.
Upon seeing her wedding cake the daughter exclaimed “ewe, that’s the ugliest cake I’ve ever seen”. Much to the dismay of Carlo the baker. He immediately scrambled to make this cake work. When he left the room to retrieve his catalog to “dress it up” for her, the daughter found cake dye and ruined the cake.
When Carlo came into the room he was devastated only to hear the girl say “now you have to make me a new cake!”
Well the next scene is Carlo being interviewed later saying “for all I care she can go buy an Entenmann’s cake”.
After speaking with a desperate mother Carlo agrees to make another cake. He now has to convince his team, who is ready to go home, to stay and help. At first it was an overwhelming NO! But then Carlo asked them to do it for him.
The team came together and the cake was made. How many times do we put aside our own understanding and hear God say “Therefore, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God”. Our passage from 2nd Corinthians sums up what God did thru His Son Jesus by accomplishing every promise for a lost and undeserving world. It reminds us that whether we are afflicted or comforted, it should be for “The Team”.
The team of bakers put aside the fact that this girl was undeserving, because Carlo, whom they dedicated they’re allegiance ask them. Like Jesus, “Who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God”. Shouldn’t we also come together and accomplish a task “for the Glory of God”? We never know who’s watching. – Rob Russomano is a graduate of the Colony of Mercy and serves full-time at America’s Keswick
Verse to Memorize: Let my cry come before you, O Lord; give me understanding according to your word! Let my plea come before you; deliver me according to your word. Psalm 119:169-170