Last weekend I made a cake from a recipe on Facebook that was a complete disaster.
It was a recipe my (soon to be) daughter-in-law posted to my page and asked me to make for her. So, I made the cake but was a bit embarrassed to even give it to her. It was too heavy, bread-like and doughy. Not to mention, the pan I cooked it in seemed to be too small and so it wasn't quite done in the center. I put it back in the oven for a few minutes but that didn't seem to help much.
As she was tasting the cake, I made a lot of excuses about why it wasn't good. She chewed on a corner piece that was done inside. She smiled and said, "It tastes good!" Then said she'd take it with her. I mentioned I'd like the plastic container back that I put it in as she left but really didn't want her telling anybody that I made that cake! I was horrified anyone who tasted it would think I was a bad cook when I'm not. I'm a good cook, really...I promise.
So, I'd categorize the cake as a "nailed it" fail!
Last night, a thunderstorm rolled through as I was sitting on the back porch. I was in awe as the wind blew through the trees and lightning lit up the dark sky. It reminded me of God's incredible power. I found myself praying in the midst of the storm, asking for forgiveness for my lackluster attitude I've had lately in regard to Him. Have I become complacent?
Later, when I lay down to try to sleep, I still had my bad attitude on my mind. My sin.
Then God gently reminded me of who really "nailed it" and it was NOT a fail.
He is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not only for ours but also for the sins of the whole world. 1 John 2:2 (NIV)
Jesus took my sins and the sins of the whole world and nailed them to the cross at Calvary.
Lies, cheating, adultery, hatred, murder, lust, jealousy, bad attitudes, selfishness, intentional sins & unintentional sins. The list goes on and on...
Through Jesus Christ they are paid in FULL. He took them all upon Himself for us and suffered a terrible death on our account. Let me never become complacent or have a lackluster attitude when it comes to what Jesus did for me and the whole world.
I hope the next time you hear someone say, "Nailed it!" You will remember who really nailed it for you.