DEVILED EGGS

DEVILED EGGS
By: Darrelyn L. Tutt

 A dear friend of mine was experiencing loneliness over the extended weekend of the 4th so I made a little grocery list and supplied her with a visit of her favorites:
An assortment of fresh fruit,
Cheesecake with cherries,
 Arby’s roastbeef with curly-fries,
and ...
Deviled eggs.
The “deviled” eggs acted out their part wondrously, for just as I was entering the doorway to go into the garage which led into the house, the bag which held the deviled eggs fled from my hands, and chose this day to open of their own accord and smash up the deviled eggs nicely in a second sort of way.
This is the only time a package freely opened for me without tedious labor applied to it.
Hmmm …
Now the eggs were a mess and doubly deviled.
Bugger and blast.
My dear friend chuckled upon my explanation and her amusement was worth the
messed-up deviled eggs.
Now, she not only was furnished by a food supply and “friendly visit” supply but … with a smile supply that lasted her until our next visit.
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Life is a lot like deviled eggs:
Messy … even when we're trying our level best.
Mostly, I’m reminded of my frailty, fickleness, and constant “falleness” before God.
But He loves me anyway and keeps creating a new recipe with this thing called life.
He takes an egg and creates a deviled egg out of our “fallen” lives.
He uses the “fallen” part to speak to other people’s “fallen” parts and remind them that they are not alone.
We're all a bunch of deviled eggs at some point.
Praise be to God who knows what to do with our messes and create something wondrous with them;
 He actually derives glory from utilizing them.
Life is a deviled egg …
It’s messy but it's good,
 All in one.
In God's hands,
It turns out tastefully perfect ... every time.
He's got a plan for you.
Taste and see.
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“The Lord will perfect that which concerneth me: Thy mercy, O Lord, endureth forever; forsake not the works of Thine own hands.”
Psalm 138:8