God´s grace is like vanilla pudding – we will never run out. That´s because we have a donation of ninety-six boxes of it in our fridge. (The pudding, I mean.) Yes, boxes…with sixteen individual-size desserts in each box. Funny thing is, during my January monthly retreat, I felt a similar sensation to when I opened the door of the fridge and saw those towers of pudding as tall as me.
Our time spent with the Lord during our retreat was centered on his encounter with the Samaritan woman in John 6. She comes to the well thirsty, looking for water, yet his response to her thirst is “Give me to drink.” Her desire for fulfillment was answered by her true Lover´s desire for her. During adoration that afternoon, I looked back through the memorable events of my life through the lens of God´s desire for me. In each and every one, whether it was painful, joyful, confusing, dark, exciting, or a bittersweet cocktail of everything, his desire for me answered my own desire for fulfillment. Through the specific circumstances of each and every one, he showed me how he had “opened the floodgates of heaven for me, and poured down upon me blessing without measure (Mal. 3:10)”…because of his desire to come to me, to possess me—because of his desire that I be his.
I guess it´s true that there are two things in life that will never change…God´s grace and vanilla pudding.