Need a cute Christmas gift idea? This Keep Making Pancakes story and free printable are a great duo for a quick and nice Christmas gift.
I’m a sucker for breakfast foods. Waffles, french toast, and pancakes! I was so excited that I found this cute little Christmas story about pancakes in my mom’s trusty file. And knew it would make a great little neighbor gift for Christmas.
I made my own pancake mix (do you guys want the recipe??), but this could easily be attached to a bag of pancake mix. If you make your own, be sure to add the instructions for what is needed to be added to the dry mix on the back of the printable.
And if you do give your pancake mix in a cute mason jar, just add a fun circle of paper in between the ring and the lid for a special touch!
Keep Making Pancakes
Six-year old Brandon decided on Saturday morning to fix his parents pancakes for a Chrismtas surprise. He found a big bowl and spoon, pulled a chair to the counter, opened the cupboard and pulled out the heavy flour canister, spilling it on the floor. He scooped some of the flour into the bowl with his hands, mixed in most of a cup of milk and added some sugar, leaving a floury trail on the floor which by now had a few tracks left by his kitten.
Brandon was covered with flour and getting frustrated. He wanted this to be something very good for his mom and dad, but it was getting very bad. He didn’t know what to do next, whether to put it all into the oven or on the stove, and he didn’t know how the stove worked!
Suddenly he saw his kitten licking from the bowl of mix and reached to push her away, knocking the egg carton to the floor. Frantically he tried to clean up this monumental mess but slipped on the eggs, getting his pajamas white and sticky. And just then he saw Dad standing at the door.
Big crocodile tears welled up in Brandon’s eyes. All he’d wanted to do was something good, but he’d made a terrible mess. He was sure a scolding was coming. His father just watched him. Then, walking though the mess, he picked up his crying son, hugged him, and loved him, getting his own pajamas white and sticky in the process.
That’s how God deals with us. We try to do something good in life, but it turns into a mess sometimes. Our marriages get all sticky, or we insult a friend, or we can’t stand our job, or our health goes sour. Sometimes we just stand there in tears because we can’t think of anything else to do.
That is when God picks us up and loves us and forgives us, even though some of our mess gets all over Him. But just because we might mess up, we can’t stop trying to “make pancakes” for God or others. Sooner or later we’ll get it right! How glad we will be that we kept trying.
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