Also in this competition was a young man professing his new found faith in God and how he just felt so blessed to be competing again. In excerpts throughout the episode he spoke about the grace of God that had set him free. It amazed me at how open he was and that the network played it.
It just so happens the two made it into the finale round, desserts. I believe the ingredients to be used were goose eggs and cough drops for sure, I can't remember what the other ones were, but in the time allowed they both created some amazing looking dishes. When presenting their dishes the young man again shared his faith with the judges and how blessed he was to be there. The older woman mentioned she was in this competition again so that she could go and visit her Nana in the old country. Once the two presented their desserts to the judges they showed the two speaking in the kitchen while judges did their thing. The sweet older lady told the young man she really believed that he would be the ultimate winner. With total humility he told her he believed she would. At the final Chopping the older woman was indeed chopped, however, what happened next was unbelievable.
The young man interrupted the host and said that, while he was very happy to win he never truly thought he would so he was not expecting to win the $10,000 prize. So, he told them that he wanted to pay for the other chefs ticket to go visit her Nana. The only thing that was spoken was the thank you from the other Chef as she went over to him and hugged him. I was amazed. I mean how many of us if given the opportunity would do the same thing? I am sure that young man has bills to pay and has a wish list like the rest of us, but he did the unthinkable and gave away his prize.
This reminds me that I need to be more free with sharing my faith. Sometimes we hold onto it so tightly even though we have been commanded to go out and share it. We do it out of fear of rejection or persecution. When in reality, the only thing we should honestly fear is an eternity without Christ.
Love, peace and don't get chopped...