Story Time- I Dropped An Egg

In August 2010, we had a lunch at my church for my young friends from China and Vietnam to meet college students from my church. Our chef for the day was Alex a young man from China. He is an excellent cook.

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I went to the church kitchen where Alex was cooking some delicious food. I decided to help crack open eggs. On my first attempt, I cracked the egg open but missed the bowl dropping the raw egg on the counter. My friends and I laughed. Alex kicked me out of the kitchen. Each time I peeked in, I was told to leave as we all laughed.

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Those are the kind of moments that help build friendships. The moments that people can laugh and then have fond memories.Our lunch was a fun time of people getting to know each other.

One of the things Jesus did after his resurrection was to eat breakfast with his disciples. We read in John 21:

“Jesus said to them, “Come and have breakfast.” None of the disciples dared ask him, “Who are you?” They knew it was the Lord.Jesus came, took the bread and gave it to them, and did the same with the fish.”

Jesus often ate with people visiting them in their homes. He changed people’s lives when he did so. Matthew the tax collector is a great example. In Matthew 9 we read:

“While Jesus was having dinner at Matthew’s house, many tax collectors and sinners came and ate with him and his disciples. When the Pharisees saw this, they asked his disciples, “Why does your teacher eat with tax collectors and sinners?”

The self righteous Pharisees, religious leaders, judged Jesus for visiting the home of a tax collector and eating with him. I love Jesus’s response:

“On hearing this, Jesus said, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. But go and learn what this means: ‘I desire mercy, not sacrifice.’ For I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.”

Jesus called them out on their self righteous judgement. It changed Matthew’s life when Jesus came to his home to eat. Matthew went on to become one of Jesus’s disciples and one of the 12 apostles who went out the start the church.

Sharing meals is wonderful for friendship. I wonder which of my little sister bloggers I should cook for in their homes? Hmmm

Maybe Dawn of drawingclosertochrist.com

or Deandra of deandrahurst.com

or Sherita of plantingseedsingodsgrowinggarden.wordpress.com

hmm I think definitely Brenda of becominghistapestry.com it would be fun to see her expressions as I try to cook in her kitchen. 🙂

Whose kitchen do you think I should cook in? 🙂

Thank you for reading. God Bless.

35 thoughts on “Story Time- I Dropped An Egg

  1. Lovey story. 😊
    A table is for eating and sharing and talking and laughing! This I learned from my Spanish grandma when I lived with her many years ago.😃

  2. Nice story big brother! Food and friendship go together perfectly. However before I can answer your question about cooking in someone’s kitchen, I need to know if your egg cracking skills have improved??? 🤣🤣

    1. Giggles!
      Story time!!!
      As I read this I was so thrilled to see you tying in Jesus in dropping and egg and being kicked out the kitchen. I almost commented but continued on and saw where you want to come cook in my kitchen. Oh that tickled me heaps! I’m like Dawn here, has your cracking skills improved any, big brother? Either way, you can come sit in my kitchen any day AND watch me cook. Maybe you can even stir the food in the pot with the wooden spoon 😂. Keep story time coming! And if one of my sisters have you cook in their kitchen, be sure to take and send us pics 🤗🤗🤗

      1. Um…you can sit by the table in the kitchen and share more stories. That’s your forte. Maybe when you reach 50 percent we can have you chop up carrots for the stew 😉

      2. It will be more like slicing a carrot for practice so you don’t cut yourself – you know those plastic knives with serrated edges, those can work 😅

      1. Well after careful consideration and taking time to recall a few facts (listed below). I like Deandra’s idea… I will cook for you and you can help out with a few minor details.
        1. You use the popcorn setting for everything.
        2. You can’t crack eggs.
        3. All your friends seem to cook for you.
        4. Alex banned you from the kitchen.
        5. 😂🤣😂🤣😂

  3. Hi big brother. I think you should continue to cook in your own kitchen so that everyone will be safe. 😊 Your story is lovely. Sharing meals together definitely build frienship. Have a blessed day.

  4. Our church kitchen is always busy especially when the soup kitchen is open. It is a great place for bonding, and building friendship. Yes, there are mishaps, but also laughter, and fellowship. With the extra joy of sharing of soup and spreading God’s love. Don’t worry you don’t need to cook we always have need for dishwashers, servers, and delivery drivers. Enjoyed your post! Blessings!

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