Serving God is fun, action-packed, and dynamic! But cooking, on the other hand, is not. So, if you’re like me and need some quick and fail-proof recipes, here’s a good (and tasty) one. My boss at work shared this recipe with me. And when she first described it to me, I was both shocked and a little hesitant about the ingredients. But this last week, Shepherdess Inez bravely put it to the test at Common Life. And the verdict: delicious and easy! So here you go! I’m sure there are many modifications that would make this even tastier as well.
Step 1: Some kind of pork. We used a pork loin.
Step 2: 1 can of soda. (We used some dark cola or something. But you can also use juice, broth, etc.)
Step 3: Put them both in a crockpot on low heat. Leave it for about 6 hours. Or high heat for a shorter period of time.
Step 4: Take the pork out, shred it, and add BBQ sauce (amount depends on your preference).
Step 5: Throw that deliciousness on a bun and eat up!
While I was eating this tasty sandwich, I also thought about the spiritual message here. Adding a can of soda to a pork loin in a crockpot definitely seemed like a strange and unlikely combination. Likewise, sometimes God’s instructions don’t make sense. But the end result is actually quite wonderful. When I obey God’s directions and go beyond my own understanding, my life of faith can also be really wonderful!
Another thing: the slow and steady cooking process reminded me of how God works in one person’s life. Often, I have this expectation that sheep will sincerely repent after 1 month of Bible study. But in reality, God’s grace is usually like cooking a pork loin in a crockpot. It takes time. Even when I can’t see what’s going on, surely God is working in students’ hearts one Bible study at a time. Praise God for this delicious and spiritual recipe!
This made me laugh! It does sound strange to use soda but how cool that it turned out so well. I actually like your non-fancy image, that sandwich looks really good 😀
“God’s grace is usually like cooking a pork loin in a crockpot. It takes time, but God is working. ” Haha #Gentle Whisper!
Funny post. Pork loin reminds me of the verse from Genesis.
“Therefore to this day the Israelites do not eat the tendon attached to the socket of the hip, because the socket of Jacob’s hip was touched near the tendon.”
Woah this looks easy AND delicious! Hahaha I also love the deep spiritual meaning!! Thank you for sharing this awesome recipe!
Thank you for sharing this delicious recipe! I also really enjoyed reading the spiritual message behind this recipe, woohoo! =)