I can’t help it. I see God’s Word illustrated in the real things of life, in the daily, the mundane, the dirty, the extraordinary, the usual, the familiar. His truth just reaches out and grabs me from places like the kitchen counter and the post office window. When I read “Laundry Lessons” from Teri Lynne, the truths resonated as an everyday reminder of our amazing God.
Teri Lynne writes, “Pulling warm clothes from the dryer, I carefully folded each piece. Smoothing out the wrinkles on shirts and pants, I thought of all the ways the Lord has smoothed out wrinkles in my life. Taking the trials and making them joy as He guides me along the path He has laid out for me.”
Tired of doing laundry? Teri Lynne will change the way you think of every load from this day forward.
“Every thirty minutes the buzz echoes through my otherwise quiet house. I quickly finish the task at hand and redirect my attention toward the interrupting sound.
The day is spent in a mindless cycle of sort, wash, dry, fold, put away. I am struck by the simple truth that since God fashioned the garments of animal skin for Adam and Eve, fabrics of all types have been beaten with rocks, scrubbed on washboards, and tossed into machines. Those same garments have then been stretched out, hung up, and shoved in to dry. Carefully folded, they’ve been placed in drawers and baskets, on shelves and floors – prepared for use by the wearer …” (Read the rest here)