I’ve learned to seek a message in some simple, homey ways,
And I’ve found many lessons in the dreariest of days.
So one day in my kitchen, I began to sing a song
About the iron skillet that I’ve cooked with for so long.
Oh, I’ve had other vessels of different shapes and brands…
Bowls with copper bottoms, and shiny pots and pans,
But when I need a frying pan, each time I seem to choose
The black cast iron skillet…the one I always use.
No, it’s not much to look at; it’s been around awhile,
And in a modern kitchen, I suppose it’s out of style.
But it’s just the thing for corn bread, or frying up some taters,
So I’ll save my stainless steel pans. Could be I’ll use them later.
The world is like a kitchen; its people, pots and pans.
Each vessel made for a special use, and not by human hands.
Precious golden chalices and fancy silver cups,
And crystal glasses, waiting for the Lord to fill them up.
Now I’m not much to look at, but the Lord must have a need
For a common country person who moves at her own speed…
Whose clothing isn’t fancy and whose manners are quite plain:
If I feel He can use me, then my life is not in vain.
Each person has a purpose…and if only we will see,
God has a plan for everyone, and there’s a plan for me.
So maybe now you understand why I can shout and sing:
I’m a cast iron skillet in the kitchen of a King! [author unknown]
Scripture says, “But now they are many members, but one body. And the eye cannot say to the hand, I have no need of thee: or again the head to the feet, I have no need of you. Nay, much rather, those members of the body which seem to be more feeble are necessary: and those parts of the body, which we think to be less honorable, upon these we bestow more abundant honor; and our uncomely parts have more abundant comeliness; whereas our comely parts have no need: but God tempered the body together, giving more abundant honor to that part which lacked; that there should be no schism in the body; but that the members should have the same care one for another.” (1 Cor. 12:20-25).
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Park Heights church of Christ
P. O. Box 107
1300 East Boynton Street
Hamilton, Texas 76531
“A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart and sings it back to you when you have forgotten how it goes.”