The Baker Who Loved Bread – Chapter 7

Once upon a time, there was a King who walked astride his world—here, there, and everywhere. He became poor in order to be like the people he loved, and he lived among the outcasts in order to feel their pain.

The baking complex was hidden in the ‘heart of Deepest Forest, close to the clearing where the Great Celebrations were held. It was important to the Chief Baker that the breads from his ovens be served Warm and fresh at the banquet tables. He had carefully planned this cluster of stone houses where the bakers lived and the many, outdoor clay ovens—some large, some small, some with roaring fires, some with smoldering charcoal beds. Each oven was designed to bake a different kind of bread to perfection.

The baker who loved bread had worked hard to become chief. His father had been a baker and his grandfather before that, but he had his own particular genius for making bread. His doughs were lighter and more nourishing than any his ancestors had ever kneaded! There Wasn’t a dough of any kind—wheat or rye or corn—that didn’t become tasty and delicious after his touch.

The Chief Baker particularly loved making special breads for the Great Celebrations. He loved to twist and braid dough. He loved to invent new recipes for sweet breads. He loved muffins and biscuits and brioches and croissants. He loved to hear the “Oooohs!” of the King’s subjects When, with a flourish, the banquet procession was begun and his many bakers carried his creations into the feast in great baskets.

“Chief Baker’s done it again!” everyone always exclaimed. “No one can make breads that melt in your mouth like these!”

Bread, the Chief Baker knew, gave special strength, so he prepared baskets of round, black loaves to feed those who had spent the morning at the practice field. He admired the Rangers, and enjoyed preparing nourishing squash-and-cheese breads for them to carry on Watch.

After that, however, he drew the line. He refused to send baskets of bread to the old Mercie, though she had never requested it from him. She has a fireplace and recipes of her own, Chief Baker thought…

 

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The Baker Who Loved Bread, Chapter 7, Tales of the Kingdom

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Who do You Judge?

Chapter 7: The Baker Who Loved Bread – Who do You Judge?Have you ever decided that you would determine who God’s “chosen few” were –  – or should be?  Have you thought that there were those you encounter who were far too undeserving to be Blessed by God and, more importantly, to be Blessed by You?  While this sounds more than a little self-righteous for someone to do, it is often such a subtle undertaking that those involved aren’t even aware of what they are doing.

When writing team Pastor David and Karen Burton Mains wrote their Kingdom Trilogy, they dealt with this issue in a marvelous way.  In Chapter Seven of the Tales of the Kingdom, The Baker Who Loved Bread,” they shared a moral story for kids that definitely should not be limited to just kids!  You see, when we impose our standards on what a Child of the King should be like, all we really do is reflect our own biases!

Perhaps one of the more controversial examples of this in recent years deals with the church in Florida who denied a lottery winner the right to tithe at their church.  Whether playing the lottery is an acceptable endeavor for a Christian or not is not the issue.  The issue is, how can man, any man!, deny another the right to follow the dictates of God?  By the same token, how can man, any man, deny another the Blessing of knowing and serving our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ!

If you are looking for Classic Children Books that have wonderful applications for adults as well, don’t pass up Pastor David Mains’ The Kingdom Trilogy!

The Baker Who Loved Bread – Chapter 7

The Baker Who Loved Bread

Once upon a time, there was a King who walked astride his world—here, there, and everywhere. He became poor in order to be like the people he loved, and he lived among the outcasts in order to feel their pain.

The baking complex was hidden in the ‘heart of Deepest Forest, close to the clearing where the Great Celebrations were held. It was important to the Chief Baker that the breads from his ovens be served Warm and fresh at the banquet tables. He had carefully planned this cluster of stone houses where the bakers lived and the many, outdoor clay ovens—some large, some small, some with roaring fires, some with smoldering charcoal beds. Each oven was designed to bake a different kind of bread to perfection.

The baker who loved bread had worked hard to become chief. His father had been a baker and his grandfather before that, but he had his own particular genius for making bread. His doughs were lighter and more nourishing than any his ancestors had ever kneaded! There Wasn’t a dough of any kind—wheat or rye or corn—that didn’t become tasty and delicious after his touch.

The Chief Baker particularly loved making special breads for the Great Celebrations. He loved to twist and braid dough. He loved to invent new recipes for sweet breads. He loved muffins and biscuits and brioches and croissants. He loved to hear the “Oooohs!” of the King’s subjects When, with a flourish, the banquet procession was begun and his many bakers carried his creations into the feast in great baskets.

“Chief Baker’s done it again!” everyone always exclaimed. “No one can make breads that melt in your mouth like these!”

Bread, the Chief Baker knew, gave special strength, so he prepared baskets of round, black loaves to feed those who had spent the morning at the practice field. He admired the Rangers, and enjoyed preparing nourishing squash-and-cheese breads for them to carry on Watch.

After that, however, he drew the line. He refused to send baskets of bread to the old Mercie, though she had never requested it from him. She has a fireplace and recipes of her own, Chief Baker thought…

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