Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Reaching the Bottom?

This is what the bottom of my hamper looked like today.


Do you still want to be my friend?

I don't see the bottom of my hamper ever often. The orange peel looked rather fresh though, go figure. The unidentifiable brown object beside the pencil...ya, not so much.




Yes, I realize that only one of the sections of my hamper I was actually able to find bottom. The other 2 are still bulging with clothing. What can I say I have 6 children and am married to a tradesman and I really like chocolate. Not sure how that last one plays a part, but I figured you should be informed.


I was thinking today while I was doing my laundry because well, that's when all my deep thinking takes place. Amongst the sorting, spot washing, sniffing, and tossing, I was dwelling on the fact that I feel just like that hamper as of late.

I feel like I empty out all the things that need cleaning to God. I give over my big pile of mess. I feel like I am getting to the bottom. I am submitting in the areas that I need to. I hand over my fears, my pride, my will.

Then there at the bottom just when I thought I was gaining ground in this "laundry" I find myself staring at... trash.

There are things that I and maybe you? just aren't able to let go of on our own. And unfortunately, these are the among the most unsightly things of all.

Thankfully, we serve a God of grace and mercy. He promises that He will never leave us to ourselves.

"He who began a good work in you will be faithful to complete it..." ~Phil 1:6

The truth is we will never be perfect here on earth.

"It is God who arms me with strength and makes my way perfect" ~2 Samuel 22:33

It is God who is perfect. It is His plan and His way for us that are perfect.

The truth is that what we really need to strive for is simply...


Him.



6 comments:

Angelica Bays, TygrLilies.com said...

Brilliant.
As Usual.
(((Cyber hug!)))

Anonymous said...

true that!

JayD

Anonymous said...

AMEN SISTER!!

Anonymous said...

LOVE THIS. You have NO idea how much trash I just uncovered these past few weeks. I needed to read this.

Anonymous said...

Oh thank you for this post! I needed a reminder! :)

Anonymous said...

Everytime I see this picture I forget it's n orange peel and think it is a rose petal.

Significance?.....

Jay D

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