Life Lessons

The Candy Man

Candy Floss

No School Gala day is complete without the Candyfloss stand. Beautifully spun sugar on a stick, softly coloured pink and giving you the feeling you are eating a raspberry flavoured cloud. All sweetness and light! Attending the boys’ school fair I diligently queued for the freshly spun cotton candy for my 7 year old. Surprisingly he didn’t like it, and not wanting to let the sugar confection go to waste, I finished it off. It was still everything I remembered from my childhood. Light, sweet, definitely sticky and naughtily delicious.

That I then spent the rest of the day singing the lyrics to the Candy Man was probably a combination of the sugar high and nostalgia! Still, happy days when you’re singing words such as “who can take a sunrise, sprinkle it with dew, cover it with chocolate and a miracle or two…” or “who can take tomorrow and dip it in a dream”

The answer…”The candy man can cause he mixes it with love and makes the world taste good

The real answer though, to the question – is God. God who creates the sunrise and the sunset, the rainbow and the rain. It is God who holds tomorrow and gives us dreams. It is God who mixes our days with love and goodness.

Oh, taste and see that the LORD is good! Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him!” (Psalm 34:8)

Our God is a good God – always! And as much as the Candy man in the song delights in making amazing confections, so does God delight in showering us with love and blessings. Sometimes the blessings are obvious, like a sunset that paints the skies and sometimes they are a little more obscure, like the dew that rests softly on a flower or leaf.

The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; His mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.” (Lamentations 3:22-23)

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