"Be thankful in all things, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you." I Thes 5:18

Monday, January 3, 2011

Life Lessons In Laundry?


I was busy this evening cleaning out the Guinea Pig cage for Caedmon since it had to be moved from the dinning room to his room. While I was busy with this, Rick was helping him load his clothes in the washer. The conversation went something like this:

Rick "okay, you need to separate the whites from the darks."
Caedmon "okay"
Rick "no, that is dark"
Caedmon "but it has white on it and you said separate whites and darks"
Rick "that is just a tiny bit of white on something dark, so it's dark"
Caedmon "okay"
Rick "No, that is white"
Caedmon "but you said....you are confusing me!"
Rick " I know, I will teach you and show you what to put in the dark load, so just listen to me"

I was smiling to myself .
Those words sounded familiar from somewhere, and then it hit me. They sounded like God.

"I will instruct you and teach you in the way which you should go; I will counsel you with My eye upon you." Psalm 32:8

And in Caedomn's words I heard myself. "You are confusing me Lord!" "I don't get it, what do you want me to do?" "I do this and it's wrong, I do this and it's not quite right. I want to get it right but I'm lost".

It reminded me how patient the Heavenly Father is with me. To him it's so simple, it's so whites or darks and he understands the wisdom of the common sense exceptions. I'm still trying to figure it out. He says to stop trying and let him teach me, while he shows me.

It also spoke to me of how it's hard to know how light or dark something is sometimes in life. Again, he says to let Him teach us.

I don't know, I just thought it was cool and I thought it was precious to hear an eternal conversation parallel over the loading of the laundry.

These are the moments I treasure.

4 comments:

Amy B said...

Love the story!

tricia said...

great story.

Michelle H said...

It is also nice to know that if you happen to wash your whites and darks together there is bleach to fix the whites!!! God knows that we are all sinners and he sent us Jesus and given us his book to learn from.

Alicia said...

agreed!