Like an unbaked cake

Is our naked soul before You;

Unfinished and unpolished

Falling short of glory too.

Like an unbaked cake

Are all our collective works,

And in God’s eyes are filthy rags

When they neglect to reveal Your worth.

Although the ingredients of the cake

May be good and perfect too,

All it takes is a little leaven

So its integrity is not true.

Like an unbaked cake

Is the glory of mankind;

Hoping to rise but flat indeed

When there’s arrogance of every kind.

Like an unbaked cake

Is the unregenerate soul,

But the moment Jesus becomes our bread

He’s fulfilling to behold!

Our trials are temporary

But when our cake is baked and done;

It is tasty and it’s wholesome

Being a blessing to everyone.

The cake is delicious

When it’s put through the fire;

Where every impurity is consumed

And when baked it will inspire.

The unbaked cake may be tempting

But it’s always best to wait;

Where patience is a virtue

And not consumed in haste.

When we feel the prod

It’s an encouraging stimulus;

To detect the progress of our walk

As God does what He knows best.

The sweet truth is

That although we all have leaven;

Jesus died on the cross and rose again

So we can taste and inherit heaven.

The icing on the cake

Is God’s loving kind touch;

That encourages us to rise indeed

When He loves us very much.

(C) P.B. 2021

“For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.”  Romans 3:23

“But we are all like an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are like filthy rags;  We all fade as a leaf..”  Isaiah 64:6

“A little leaven leavens the whole lump.”  Galatians 5:9

“God resists and proud, but gives grace to the humble.”  James 4:6

“Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He will lift you up.”  James 4:10

“I am the living bread which came down from heaven.  If anyone eats of this bread he will live forever..”  John 6:51