November #jammed: Gracious.
Day 307: Thankful to Stay.
Loads and loads and loads of laundry. There are weeks that I choose buy more underwear for everyone instead of facing the state of the laundry room.
Today’s verse can help us find life and light in any task we set out to do, even a room full of sticky, smelly laundry. When flipped to gratitude, each complaint takes on a new personality. The time to do the laundry and the means to afford the machines. The people that throw all of those clothes into the corner behind the bathroom door and all over the floor. The time to be home to get it all done.
“You are the fountain of my life, the light by which I see.”
When I look back and see God’s hand calling me over to this mountain of laundry, laughter starts rising from the depths of my soul. Memories of prayers for little feet and dirty hands, married life and motherhood …answered. We all have our mountains of laundry in life, but looking back reminds us that life is riddled with blessings and answers.
“See” in this verse means to experience, have, enjoy, glimpse, find … (NIV NOTES). God’s hand on and in our lives goes beyond what we can see with our literal eyes. In the deep part of who we are, God meets us with His will for our lives. A conversation starts, and we aren’t always able to translate and see what’s happening in real time. But when we look back to all the times we can remember tackling our mountains of laundry …we can see Him there.
When we seek Him for life, He gives us His Light. ” Ultimately, for sinners, God provides the water of life through Jesus Christ.” NIV Notes. Through Christ, we find our sight. And with Him, we can see over life’s mountains.
Father, Praise You for Christ! Thank You for Light and Love. Forgive us for complaining about our mountains of laundry, and help us to look back and see Your hand on our lives, trusting You are here now and will always be to guide us with Your Light. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
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Happy Sorting & Folding,
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