Pumpkin Butter Poptarts… Do I even need to say more?? These are PERFECTION, and they are vegan!! The homemade pumpkin butter combined with the “buttery” cookie and the maple glaze is…well, truly incredible!! These were definitely worth the time and effort. Plus, it was a fun little afternoon “project.”
I HIGHLY recommend trying these… Recipe is by @sugaredandstirred on Instagram. Here is the link for the recipe! I used coconut oil instead of vegan butter. Enjoy!
“Because he himself suffered when he was tempted, he is able to help those who are tempted.” Hebrews 2:18
The story behind the book of Hebrews and the author’s motivation for writing is fascinating to me. Early converts of Christianity did not fully see the connection between the Old Testament and Jesus, so many Christians at the time were thinking about abandoning Christianity. Therefore, the author of Hebrews wrote it to connect the dots between the Christian faith and the promises and events throughout the Old Testament.
Throughout the first and second chapter of Hebrews, the author shows how Jesus is greater than all. He is greater than all other people, events, sacrifices, and things in the Old Testament and elsewhere. The author also explains that Jesus is fully God and fully human. In addition, He explains how the promises of God and the sacrifice of Jesus should not be forgotten nor abandoned because He offers us complete freedom.
Hebrews 2:18 shows us that Jesus walked on this Earth too. It explains that he was tempted too (Matthew 4:1-11). He suffered too. In fact, He suffered more than any of us will ever suffer, AND He did that for you and me. His death allows sinful people to have a relationship with God. Let me tell ya.. I, a sinner, am SO grateful for this.
So… why does it matter that He was tempted too?? Because He knows what you are going through. You are not alone in your struggles. He knows what it is like to feel tempted by the enemy. He experienced it too. Do not ignore the temptations and lies from the enemy. Give them to God. Talk to Him about it. He gets it.
Remember that Jesus is our Savior and Master but also our Healer, Friend, and Protector. He loves you more than you could ever imagine. He is not ashamed of you or what you have done. He is not ashamed to call you brother/sister (Hebrews 2:11). Trust in Him, and remember… He gets it.