Two of my kids love Cupcakes by Sonja, especially their Red Velvet flavor. The thing is, so do I. But I can’t eat a whole cupcake. I just want a little bite of it everytime I get it for the kids.
Well, today, when I bought a box of six cupcakes, I mixed in two red velvet flavors with mocha, cookies and cream, vanilla, and lemon. When my oldest son, Elijah, started eating his Red Velvet, I asked for a bite. He quipped, “Mom, you already got a bite earlier.” (This was true. I sneakily spooned a little bit for myself.) “Hey! I bought those!” I teased him. And this was his very wise response, “But Jesus provided for it.” I burst out laughing.
Oh right, how silly of me to assume that I had any claim on his cupcake just because I paid for it. What?! Did my son just out-wit me?! Well I didn’t insist on an extra 50-calorie bite of his cupcake. I gave up. I was more thrilled that he got the spiritual principle behind everything we have and own — it’s all the Lord’s. We should not have an entitlement mentality about anything…even cupcakes!