It was Saturday. Despite having been retired for almost three years and the fact that during lockdown days merge into each other, weekends still feel like holidays to me. I felt inspired to make scones for breakfast.
Scones are tricky. Sometimes they turn out as light as air but sometimes they are heavy. My scones use baking powder as a leavening agent. If the baking powder is old, it doesn’t work as well. There are other ways to get air into baking or cooking. My chocolate cake relies on bicarbonate of soda. Hot cross buns need yeast to make the ebullient bubbles. Sometimes we need to beat air into substances. Whipping cream or egg whites are examples of this.
Life around us seems gloomy at the moment. Reading the news brings heaviness to our hearts. However, for Christians, God has provided a leavening agent. It is called Joy and it is a fruit of the Spirit as well as a gift.
Act 13:52 reads:
“And the disciples were filled with joy and with the Holy Spirit.”
In this time of doom and gloom, let us be known for our lightness of heart as we live out the fruit of the Holy Spirit.