Eat Cake

“I am Gabriel, who stands in the presence of God, and I have been sent to speak to you and to bring you this good news.

Luke 1:19

God speaks to me. This is not because I am special, God speaks to everyone. We only need to listen. Sometimes the conversation is started by me. You may call it prayer, but not in the traditional sense. I seldom kneel, close my eyes, or even bow my head. I just speak. I may speak out loud, or just in my head. God knows.

There are times when God begins the conversation with me. It is not a thunderous voice from heaven or a burning bush. It can be an idea that pops into my head, often subtle, a nudge. This nudge is then followed by other nudges and if I am paying attention they become a clear message that leads me to take a particular path.

The messages from God come from many sources. Something I have read, a song, a picture, other people. Other people are the point of this post.

Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”

Matthew 19:14

Jax was 5. He was the same as any five year old except, Jax had a form of Autism. His ability to speak was limited to two words. “Eat Cake”.

Here in this little boy was the answer to some of our worries and woes. “Eat Cake”.

Jax’s parents were, of course, concerned about his health, his future, but Jax would answer “Eat Cake”

When I was first told of Jax’s story it spoke to me immediately. It came to me at a time when things were not looking good.

“Eat Cake,” tells me that no matter how hard your life may be, relax. Just “Eat Cake”.

Your life is too valuable to waste time with worry. “Eat Cake”.

Take the time to count the blessings you have. “Eat Cake”

Jax had a tonsillectomy and died less than 24 hours later. Little Jax left us all a message that I believe is from God. “Eat Cake”

Trust that God will take care of what you need.

God will show you the way.

God will provide you with cake.

Then he said to them, “Whoever welcomes this little child in my name welcomes me; whoever welcomes me welcomes the one who sent me. For it is the one who is least among you all who is the greatest.”

Luke 9:48

History is full of great men who have done great things. These men have left last words that inspire us. In five short years, Jax left a legacy that says more than any of these men ever could.

Eat Cake”