My treasure’s worth was soon to be discovered. Browsing in a thrift store I spotted a large Tupperware cake carrier. It was a deep yellow color from age. Only $1 made it mine.
I wondered how many cakes were prepared and stored in this relic. How many church dinners or family reunions were topped off with a crunchy crusted pound cake, carrot cake or maybe (heaven forbid) a devil’s food chocolate cake.
Was the previous owner a good cook? Did her family gather with delight to see another confection revealed from the cake carrier?
Did the store realize the value of this container? It looked like an extra tall cake carrier. Back in the day it would have cost much more.
I brought it home and filled the laundry room sink with bleach and hot water and soaked the cake carrier all day. I learned that at my first Tupperware party many moons ago.
It did not look as tall after removing the yellow stain. Comparing my prize with my cake carrier in the pantry was a disappointment. Not an extra tall cake carrier as I had assumed and needed (on occasion) but exactly the same size as mine.
Now what do I do with it? The plan has been to DE clutter our house and eliminate things we don’t use and here I have another container that I don’t need. Making a cake for a funeral or for a new neighbor and telling them to keep the container is a possibility. But most people purchase a cake from the local grocery store and use the plastic container and then throw it away. They may not realize the prize they have in this refurbished cake carrier.
Can’t help but wonder who will purchase my Tupperware cake carrier. When I am gone and my family cleans out the kitchen will they sell my large Tupperware cake carrier that stored many a carrot cake?
It may end up in a garage sale or donated to the local thrift store. Hopefully someone will realize the value of the container and maybe bleach it and make a cake or at least place a bought cake inside and keep fresh a few days longer.
More important –
- Will they remember how valuable they were to me?
- Will they remember how much I prayed for them to be filled with the love of Jesus?
- Will they be willing to share that love with others?
- Will my culinary skills be my legacy
or my love for God
- and desire to be filled with His Spirit?
What will your legacy be? Will your family know how valuable they were to you?
Ephesians 3:14 For this reason I kneel before the Father, 15 from whom every family[a] in heaven and on earth derives its name. 16 I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, 17 so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, 18 may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, 19 and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.