Dirty Laundry! Did you wake up to a week’s worth of dirty clothes? I’ll be honest – the basket was so heavy that I could hardly pick it up! My first thought was, “Well, I guess I know what I’ll be doing all day.” (Steve has spoiled me and often surprises me with it done when I get home on Friday, but he had other plans yesterday.) So as I was putting the first load in the washer, I had one of those “shame on you” moments. How awesome is it that I have enough clothes to wear something different every day? There are many who have nothing, but the clothes on their backs. And here I was griping about having to wash them! Shame on me!
Have you thanked God for providing you with clothes? You know, that’s one of the first things God provided for Adam and Eve after they sinned in the garden. When they realized they were naked, they made for themselves coverings from fig leaves, but “unto Adam also and to his wife did the Lord God make coats of skins, and clothed them.” (Genesis 3:21) Thank you, Lord for giving us clothes to wear.
Another thing that dawned on me as I got the second load going is: It’s not the clothes’ fault that they got dirty this week. I could buy an outfit and hang it in the closet – it would look awesome in the closet, but that’s not why I bought it! It was bought to be worn – to be used for the purpose that it was intended. Guess what, we were also bought or purchased with a price. (I Corinthians 6:20) Much as the words of Mrs. Elvina Hall wrote one hot Sunday morning in 1865, “Jesus paid it all, All to him I owe, Sin had left a crimson stain, He washed it white as snow…” Jesus paid the price on Calvary to make a way for us to go to heaven. Are you using your life to glorify Him? As you go into all the world, are you preaching the gospel to every creature? (Mark 16:15) Are you studying to show thyself approved unto God? (II Timothy 2:15) Are you being an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, and in purity? (I Timothy 4:12) Have you suffered for the cause of Christ – if so, it will make you perfect, stablish, strengthen and settle you. (I Peter 5:10)
Today, I’m counting my blessings and doing laundry! God is good! God Bless, Courtney