Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Are You Keeping Trash Or Treasure?

Sometimes you have to laugh at the innocence of kids.

My sweet friend and reader of this blog had asked her son to take out the trash. He's at that great age where he still wants to help out Mom. So he jumped up and took the "Wally-world" bag out to the dumpster. My friend was thankful for her son.

The next morning, my friend was getting ready for work and was looking for the bag she carries to work each day. This bag has her reading material, makeup, etc. in it. That day it had library materials in it. She looked everywhere and could not find it.

Then she saw the trash bag still sitting where she had left it so her son could take it out. Hmmm....weird. She knew he took the trash out. She she heard the door open and close as he went out last night.

Then it dawned on her. He took out the WRONG "Wally-world" bag!!! Her library materials, makeup, and more were all in the dumpster! Springing into action, her little boy had the time of his life climbing in the dumpster to retrieve the 'good stuff' and throw away the real trash.

Sometimes I wonder if our Loving Lord laughs at what we call our own 'innocence'...when we pretend to throw out what we 'think' He wants us to throw out so we can look up to Him and say "See I cleaned up my life! See I threw out the junk that you wanted me to through out!" All the while knowing that we are still holding on to the most stinky trash in our lives.

What trash are you still holding on to? What stinky things in your life do you need to let go of, get rid of? Will you, today, stop pretending that just because you quit (fill in the blank) that our Loving Lord won't notice the other junk/trash in your life?

Jeremiah 16:18 (The Message) "They won't get by with a thing. They'll pay double for everything they did wrong. They've made a complete mess of things, littering their lives with their obscene no-gods, leaving piles of stinking god-junk all over the place."

1 comment:

Connie Barris said...

Oh how funny... what a visual...

I bet God does laugh at our ordeals at time...

great one...