The Perfect Cake
"And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose."Romans 8:28
New Testament! When I thought about how to illustrate this verse, the idea of baking a cake came to mind. How do you bake a cake? You take flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, milk, flavoring – and you mix them all together, right? The ingredients, by themselves, don’t taste very good. But when you put them together, blend them, and bake them in a cake pan, the result is pretty tasty.
Not everything in this world is good. There is evil, there is conflict, there is pain. But when we meet the conditions of this verse – when we truly love God with our heart, soul, body, and spirit, and when we seek to follow God’s will and to be led by the Holy Spirit – then “all things” can (and do) truly “work together for good” in our lives.