Life A La Mode

John 10:10 (Amplified Bible) – “The thief comes only in order to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have {and} enjoy life, and have it in abundance (to the full, till it overflows).” 

Whoever put ice cream on a pie first is a topic of discussion without a definitive answer. What is known is that it was served at the 1893 World’s Fair in Chicago, where some restaurant venue served slices of pie with a scoop of ice cream on top. The French saw it as audacious, and someone exclaimed in a French newspaper review: “How Modern!” (à la mode translates literally: “to the modern,” meaning “how fashionable”). Americans took the name, and called the process of putting ice cream on pie (or anything) as “à la mode.”  

I don’t know about you, but when I order a piece of warm fruit pie in a restaurant and the waiter asks if I want a scoop of ice cream on top, without hesitation, I respond “Yeah, sure, why not!”  That’s what our good God wants for our lives, the reason He sent His Son to this earth, for us to “have and enjoy life”, like pie with ice cream on top, “in abundance, to the full, till it overflows”.  

Life’s not meant to be a drudgery, just making it through the day, or survive, or barely make it, it’s meant to be enjoyed.  Jesus paid for it, He died for it, it’s all inclusive in our covenant, it’s a la mode, not a la carte!  It’s not just existing, even in the most challenging times, it’s living, it’s LIFE.  “In abundance, to the full, till it overflows” sounds good to me, how about you?  That’s what the Word says.  

Do you want a “big scoop” of blessing on your life?  The commanded blessing is on your life, go ahead and enjoy it, it’s free.  Receive it, take it, it’s yours.  It’s the over the top, too good to be true news, it’s life a la mode!