Tuesday, September 13, 2011

It's the Little Things

It's the little things that make the biggest difference, isn't it?  
It's number two in the kids task packs, their version of a chore chart, that is completed each and every day.
The beds are made.  

All of them.  
Without fail.  

The bed, typically the largest piece of furniture in a bedroom, can make a whole room look so much cleaner by just being made.  Immediately at the start of each day everyone accomplishes a task.  A quick and simple task that brings the first sense of accomplishment.  It begins the day with order.  

At the end of the day, how inviting it is to enter into the bedroom to a neatly made bed.  

But, you may be thinking, it just gets messed up and needs to be made all over again.  
Yup.  That's life.  

There's always a bed to be made in the morning, more laundry to be done, more dishes to do.  There are children who need training.   

Should the laundry and dishes go undone simply because they'll need doing again tomorrow?  Should children not be trained because they'll need training again tomorrow?   
Certainly some of these things are more important than others, but it's the simple things.  

It's the little things, the daily and routine.  Even the mundane, that often remind us of Christ's love.  
Making the bed each morning serves as a reminder that His mercies are new every morning.  
We mess up each day, yet the Lord God is forever faithful. 

To all of us.
Without fail.

As the bed is made each day, each new day... morning by morning, new mercies I see.

"The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases;
his mercies never come to an end; 

they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness."  Lamentations 3:22-23 


Arie Uittenbogaard said...

That is so true! I live and work in the hospitality industry; my life in one big carnival. But the highlight of my life is sitting on the cough with my wife, talking about nothing at all, or doing the dishes or, indeed, making the bed.
Thanks for your post!

wendy said...

What a beautiful choice~ to view the ordinary in light of the extraordinary, the extravagant love of Jesus. Opportunities abound in everyday life.


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