You know the one.
The pot or pan that is multipurpse—so much so it is used almost every evening.
From stirfry to spaghetti to dirty rice, it's your go-to crockery—the one you, in a rush of frenzied movement during the dinner hour (except on crockpot nights), grab out of the familiar cabinet without looking because you already know its location. You place it on the burner with a slight bang, mindlessly pouring in ingredients, stirring, then lighting up the stove, waiting for the boil and then rotating the dial to simmer, placing the lid firmly in place until everything and everyone that really matters in your world finds their chair around your table. Plates are removed from the cabinet and portions are scooped out. That darn pot is removed from the burner and carelessly set to the side.
Soon, blessings are whispered, bellies are filled, days are reviewed, showers are started, and the dishwasher has been loaded. What's left to do?
The washing of that darn pot.
The one you considered so useful an hour ago now seems like a nuisance.
But it must be cared for because what would you do without it?
Inevitably, it will be cleaned and put up, and your working relationship will begin again the next day, but still . . .
Do you have a person, situation, relationship in your life that is similar to that darn pot? One that is vital to your everyday routine, yet completely taken for granted? One that is even considered a pain in the rear end at times? Take a moment and try to imagine your life void of its purpose and its pain. What do you think? Moving forward, is there joy to be found in the washing and care of that darn pot?
I think so.
Moving with scribbles,
Amanda Williams is a forty-year old wife and mother of two who can still swing her pony tail and display just a tad of sass. She is also a Jesus loving girl who realizes she is nothing without the One who saved her. Amanda has two degrees specializing in serving students with special needs and is currently working in the field of Leadership Development. She is a Christian author, speaker, blogger, and publisher who loves serving beside her husband at her local place of worship, First Baptist Church of Ocala.