The following is a conversation that Bailey and I had at breakfast one morning, recounting a time when Aunt Heather tried to give her a first taste of coffee because I had allegedly given Pilot his first taste of Pepsi a few weeks ago. Allegedly.
Bailey: Aunt Heather tried to give me coffee and I shook my head and I said, “no!”
Me: Yeah girl, you did the right thing. Coffee is not good for kids. It’s a drink for mamas. It’s yucky for kids.
Bailey: Mommy, is it yucky for you?
Me: No, it’s yummy for mamas but its yucky for kids.
Bailey: Okay, mama.
It struck me that she just took my word at face value. She trusted me. She had faith in me. That poor child doesn’t know of the wonderful world of coffee and I hope she doesn’t for a long time! But that isn’t the point. Mommy said something and Bailey accepted it not only as truth, but as fact. This light little conversation that started our day reminds me of how we are supposed to, but so often fail to, accept the truths and promises that God makes to us, His children, in His word and on a daily basis in prayer.
Just like Bailey had faith in me, the Bible calls us to have a childlike faith in God. It’s all over the Bible! We could stand to learn a thing or two from our kids in that way. Mark 10:15 says, “I tell you the truth, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.” Again in 1 Peter 2:2, “Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation.”
Our children trust us and have faith because we haven’t given them any reason to do otherwise. Likewise, God hasn’t and never will do anything to hurt us. It’s up to us to take the leap of faith and trust in His way, His word, and His promises. And the best part is, it’s so worth it. There is nothing better than walking in the Spirit. No better feeling in this world! Praise Him and trust Him and have faith in Him! Do it. The reward will be so great.
The treat we bring you today is a homemade version of my favorite Easter candy and with Easter right around the corner, whip these up for the kid’s baskets or just for a special treat after Easter Dinner. Enjoy this Holy time, friends and be blessed!
Peanut Butter Eggs
1 1/2 cup creamy honey peanut butter
1 cup powdered sugar
11.5 oz bag of milk chocolate chips
- Line a baking sheet with parchment and set aside. Mix together peanut butter and powdered sugar with a spoon in a medium bowl until well blended.
- Shape mixture into eggs and place on reserved baking sheet. Freeze for at least two hours.
- Heat chocolate chips in the microwave in 30 second intervals until melted, stirring after each interval.
- Dip eggs, one at a time, into chocolate and place back on the parchment lined baking sheet. Freeze again until set.
Note: The amount this recipe makes varies depending on the size of your eggs. We made our eggs about the same size or a bit bigger than traditional peanut butter eggs and had a little bit of peanut butter mixture left over. If you want smaller eggs, you will need more chocolate.
Source: Inspired by our previous post on Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups