I have to side track for a moment. In all of my married life with Tom, I’ve cooked him fabulous meals (his words not mine). I’ve cooked lots of eggs. In my attempts to make omelets I always felt like a failure. They tasted great but they looked awful. I couldn’t make a good looking omelet to save my life. I didn’t give up. I watched cooking shows and studied how the chefs made a perfect looking omelet. I wasn’t looking for perfection for myself, but looking for something that at least looked like an omelet. You would think after 26 years a person would just give up. Not me. I would tell my family, “At least it tastes good, right?”
This morning I attempted yet again to make an omelet. I beat my eggs. I put lots of butter in the pan. I seasoned the eggs, added parmesan and mozzarella cheeses. I flipped and plated. I looked at this plate and I was amazed. It looked like an omelet. Tom looked at me and said, “That’s the best looking omelet you have ever made!” It also tasted good. Victory was mine. In all the excitement I forgot to take a picture of it.
I was reminded by God that this is 2008 – a year of new beginnings. What exactly is a new beginning? It’s starting over – a clean slate. It was like all the other omelets I ever made never existed. Isn’t God good! In this simple act of making an omelet it solidified the fact that this is a new day…a new beginning…a fresh start.
I don’t know about you, but I could use one of those. I thank God for this coming year. I have no idea what lies ahead, but I place my hope in Him who loves me. I know that whatever it is, it will be new and I pray exciting.
Hebrews 11:1 (New Living Translation) states:
Faith is the confidence that what we hope for will actually happen; it gives us assurance about things we cannot see.
Happy New Year
© Nadine Z. 2008