Advent Devotions 2022

Rays from Heaven

Posted by Candace Snyder on

Steve and I are so greatly blessed with precious memories of our son, Jason every time we see rays from heaven.

When Jason was little, he always said that when rays are streaming down, someone is going to heaven. He would call me and say, “Someone is going to heaven. I saw the rays.” 

Rain was pouring down during his funeral. When we left the church, I prayed and pled to God for no rain at the cemetery. When we arrived, Jason’s friend who was with him the night before his accident met me and said, “Mrs. Snyder, I saw the rays.” Steve didn’t know what he meant. I explained it to him.

The next day, Steve felt the urge to go to the cemetery. Dark, overcast, cloudy, gloomy, he arrived at the gravesite. The clouds parted, and rays streamed down on Jason’s grave. Needless to say, that nearly freaked him out.

Many times in the last sixteen years, we both have seen the rays, especially at times when we need them most.

Precious memories…what a blessing!

Flourless Chocolate Cake
by Candace Snyder

4 oz. semi-sweet chocolate
1 c. unsalted butter, softened
3/4 c. sugar
3 large eggs
1/2 c. unsweetened cocoa

Preheat oven to 375°. Line the bottom of an 8” round pan with wax paper, and grease the paper with butter or cooking spray. Melt butter and chocolate over very low heat or in a double boiler. Remove from heat and whisk in sugar; add eggs and whisk well. Sift cocoa powder over mixture and whisk until just combined. Pour batter into pan and bake in center of oven for 25 minutes or until a thin crust forms. Cool on rack for five minutes, then invert onto a serving plate.

Optional: Dust with additional cocoa powder before serving. May also accompany with berry sorbet/fresh berries and whipped cream.

Cake may be kept in an airtight container for up to one week.


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