It’s my nightly ritual.
After the whirlwind that is usually dinnertime, the kids get up and I get out the trusty kitchen broom. With a 2 and a 5 year old in the house, it’s inevitable that more than just a few crumbs make it to the floor.
My sister, a mom of 3 under age five, says she has the solution…2 dogs! While I think I’d love their nightly under-the-table clean up, I don’t think I’m quite ready to trade that for dog hair all over the house and frequent vet bills. Somehow the benefit cancels itself out!
Last night as I swept up a hefty pile of shredded cheese, the tops of strawberries, and a stray macaroni noodle from the kitchen floor, I thought about how great it would be if we had a “life broom” to sweep up all our messes each day.
Wouldn’t that be great?
No matter what “mess” we made of the day at home, at work, or at school, we’d just get out the “life broom,” sweep it all up, and wa-la! No more mess.
The angry words, jealous thoughts, rude comments, misplaced priorities, and relational mishaps – gone, swept into the garbage can to be hauled out to the street on trash day and carried off.
While we all know this isn’t how life works, aren’t you incredibly grateful that despite how each day goes, the next day we have another chance to rein in our thoughts, think before we act, and intentionally grow our most important relationships instead of tearing them down?
What a blessing this scripture is to those of us who call Jesus our Lord:
The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases;
his mercies never come to an end;
they are new every morning;
great is your faithfulness.
Today, remember the truth that God’s love is steadfast – resolutely or dutifully firm and unwavering.
His mercy – deliverance from judgment – is new every morning.
His faithfulness allows us to continue to trust Him in the little things (and the big!) in our lives.
God is the master housekeeper. Friends, let’s allow him into our lives today with his “life broom” – accept His love and mercy daily and remember His faithfulness in the past and your life today!