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No matter what your sweet treat preference, I have yet to encounter anyone who doesn’t  like cookies. Easily held and easily eaten, they can be enjoyed almost everywhere, you just have to watch out for the crumbs.

Now, I am not a great cookie baker. For the longest time my son thought that cookie dough came premade out of the freezer, and was mildly surprised when he found out, at about age 5, that people actually make cookie dough from scratch.

From the freezer or from scratch, cookie dough is made from a select amount of ingredients that individually wouldn’t really be too attractive if you just threw them together hilly-milly. But, when you put them together correctly and bake them at the right temperature for the right amount of time, you come out with an appealing treat.

The funny thing about cookie recipes, as is the case with any recipe when you really think about it, is that every one is different. You can’t make a chocolate chip cookie the same way you make a ginger snap or shortbread. For every type of cookie there’s a different recipe.

And the different types of cookies can be reserved for different occasions. The commonplace chocolate chip is good anywhere, whereas something like a Russian Tea Cake is thought of mostly in association with special occasions or high tea.

And, this is how God is with each of us isn’t He? The talents He gives us, the ingredients He uses in our lives, how long we’re baked and how long we have to cool down, all make us all a little different from one another. Yet, He uses it all to prepare us to take our part in His plan.

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

 Jeremiah 29:11

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