For as long as I can remember, I’ve been a nervous cook in the kitchen. Then I discovered that when I cook, I am taking what God has made and adding myself as an ingredient. That was when I was able to embrace my birthright as co-creator–a role filled not with anxiety, but with endless creativity, with play.
Over the past few months, I’ve been involved in a different kind of co-creation. I’m nearing the end of a pregnancy. I’ve learned the wonderful thing about co-creation is that there never was any need for me to stress. I am not the creator; I partner with the Creator. God is present in the middle of my kitchen, in the middle of my body, in every corner of my life, in every pocket of our world.
This message is an excerpt from “In the kitchen with God” by Cara Strickland in the December 2019 issue of Gather magazine. Today we remember Toyohiko Kagawa, renewer of society, who died in 1960.