Washing Machines and Other Things
I am finding it is not so much what my circumstances are but the important thing is if Christ is with me in those circumstances. I am once again reminded of how as a westerner I am so spoiled. Many of the women here do all their laundry by hand and do much of their cooking outdoors. I at least have the luxury of a kitchen and a stove that works. My problems are petty compared to what others go through. But in the midst of the pettiness, Christ is there to give me strength in what my circumstance is. I am grateful for that.
Our week has been good. Our son is better after a dose of antibiotics. The washing machine was repairable. We figured out how the toaster oven could still work and if need be we could use the gas oven and open all the windows. And to top it all off our hot water in the kitchen started working again. Did I also mention that we got a care package too?
As I end, I am reminded of a quote from a book I read. The quote comes from The Shepherd’s Castle by George MacDonald. The main character Donal says “When the storm is upon us, it seems as if there never could be any sunshine more; but our hopelessness does not keep back the sun when his hour to shine is come.” Remembering also that someday that Jesus will be coming for us on the clouds. It will probably be on that day when we need Him most.
Dear God, May I trust your goodness in all things. Thank you for all you have done for us. You have provided above and beyond. Forgive me when I forget and am ungrateful. May I use what you have given me to be a blessing to those around me. Amen