For the past four years when I visit the battlefields of Gettysburg, our host brings us the most delicious cookie I’ve ever tasted. I refer to them as “Battlefield Cookies,” and I think about them when I return home. Yes, they have some coconut in them. How did you ever guess that?
This year, I discover the caterer has ordered these cookies from a delightful shop called Hope’s Cookies. You can order Battlefield Cookies (actually called Hope’s Royale http://www.hopescookies.com) and enjoy them at home! They’re expensive, but they arrive in cute little boxes. You can freeze them and pop them in lunch boxes, so I decide to place an order. I imagine sending little boxes to neighbors in need.
They arrive in two days. Fresh. Yummy. So good.
This morning, I remember my office mate has lost her dog and continues to endure various struggles. She needs a Battlefield Cookie since she’s fighting so much. I pack some Battlefield Cookies in my purse.
I love the concept of a little treat during battle. Just an hour before, my husband read a psalm to me and reminded me of all the abundant goodness of the Lord stored up. For some reason, I think of my frozen Battlefield Cookies just stored up for me to enjoy and share with others.
The Lord is good. We’re in a battle, but cookies are here.