Cinnamon is a tree native to the region from India to China. Traders made it available in Israel very early in Bible history. Today, cinnamon is best-known as a baking ingredient. However, in ancient times, it was used either as a perfume or in oils. Cinnamon was one of the ingredients God commanded Moses to use in the making of the holy anointing oil.
Then the LORD said to Moses, "Take the following fine spices: 500 shekels of liquid myrrh, half as much (that is, 250 shekels) of fragrant cinnamon, 250 shekels of fragrant cane, 500 shekels of cassia—all according to the sanctuary shekel—and a hin of olive oil. Make these into a sacred anointing oil, a fragrant blend, the work of a perfumer. It will be the sacred anointing oil.”
I just have to give a shout out to my buddy, Sarah!! Her Cinnamon Cake won first place at the county fair!! I am so proud of her!! She was invited to a local restaurant, Vainisi's, to demonstrate her cooking skills! Way to go, Sarah!!
I just love Sarah and her family! Every once in a while, God really blesses you by bringing someone truly special into your life! Sarah and her family have been that to us! They are just the sweetest little Christian family, serving the Lord, and others, with such kindness! I tell Heather all the time that she reminds me so much of Judy, and I tell Judy about how much she'd like Heather! They both are excellent seamstresses, knitters, cooks, and lovers of all things farm-oriented! They even both have "a Sarah"! How two such talented, creative, God-loving ladies ever chose to be friends with the likes of me, I'll never understand! But, I'm so glad they did!! I am still looking forward to the day I get to introduce them to each other!!
Again, Sweet Sarah, congratulations!! I am so, so proud of you, Darlin'!!
Teaching a child to cook is one of the most fun and rewarding experiences!! If you don't have a child of your own in your kitchen, borrow one and teach them to cook something! You'll both be blessed!!
(Thanks to Wayne Blank for cinnamon info!)