Today I am teaming up with Lisa-Jo Baker on Five Minute Friday. Each Friday she gives one word and bloggers from all over write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking. And then we link up with her. Here's my first shot at it!
The word today is: Laundry.
Laundry - a kind of a rite of passage in itself. It means I am caring for myself and others in a concrete way. For me, it’s a cleansing of more than the outer because I find it lightens the load (no pun intended). There is something about a routine ritual that is part of living. Its repetitive nature means there is no ultimate completion of this responsibility but for some reason, the sense of accomplishment rewards me. Even sorting begins to release the pressure valve I experience when I see overflowing laundry baskets. And as I work through the laundry process, there is time to think, plan and consider the things the Spirit has laid upon my heart. It’s as if each disappearing pile gives me a more spacious place mentally to ruminate about life.
And isn't that how life is to be lived really? Doing that which needs to be done but allowing the Lord to be part of it.
Because laundry is what He does. He takes that which is unclean and makes it clean. Could there be a higher calling than that?