confection noun con·fec·tion \kən-ˈfek-shən\
finely crafted confected;
A few years ago I was contemplating starting a small catering business. I was emailing back & forth with a godly friend who was well versed in business & tax issues. My friend Wayne has a great sense of humor & loves a play on words.
He signed one email “Confectionately Yours, Wayne.”
I was reminded of the verse in Romans 12, “Be ye kindly affectioned, one toward another, in brotherly love.” Since I love to bake for my friends…I tend to be kindly “confectioned” one to another.
I was plowing through Exodus in my daily bible reading with all the temple/worship commands, & I saw that Exodus 30:35 has the word CONFECTION in it. I had never noticed that before. (‘Plowing through’ means this was of those JUST DO IT times-the details were mind boggling) :-)
My bible dictionary describes the word confection as “a compound of various ingredients.”
Moses was told was to combine a mixture of spices with pure frankincense. This sweet perfume was to be used in the worship of the Lord God ONLY. This confection was to be a HOLY scent.
Our lives, too, are a ‘compound of various ingredients.’ God, family, friends, home, work, church, hobbies…all coming together to make YOU unique! YOU are a CONFECTION!
I invite you to hang in there with me as we begin this journey of hospitality-related radio segments and posts. You can listen online at WEEC.org. Confectionately Yours airs at 11:25 am after Revive Our Hearts.
I am so looking forward to our time together!!