I was thinking today about my servants.
Yes, I have servants. On Mondays my servants
work from sun up to sun down. I bet you have you
My first servants are my hard working hens. They
laid these eggs before the sun was up. I went out
to let them out of the pens and have a day out
in the yard and I already had four eggs. Eggs are
a little to me like finding gold. I love collecting eggs.
My next hard-working, never tiring servant, one
that I never ever stop to think how much work it does
day in and day out is my washer and dryer.
They have to be my favorite appliances. One of my favorite stories
of the pilgrims is after they had been on the Mayflower and they finally
sighted land, the first people to land, yes I know the history books say,
it was the 16 men who found the cashe of Indian corn and a pot, but
the part they left out was the first people on shore in that new land was
the woman, and they washed clothes first. That just cracked me up the
first time I read that. More than finding a place to live, the most important
thing was to have clean clothes to wear. That is how important doing laundry is
well, to me.
My next favorite sevant is of course my dishwasher.
I didn't have one for the first 12 years we were married,
so I know I can live without one. I don't mind doing dishes
by hand in fact that is one of the things I like about camping
is heating water and then doing dishes. But after a day like
yesterday and the amount of dishes I did, I am very happy
for this servant.
Does it seem funny to call them servants? Since I have to say
my favorite part of history to study is Ancient history, the nobles
had servants who washed clothes, cooked, did the dishes, because
it was such back breaking work. Even my own grandmothers did
laundry at some point in their lives on a scrub board. They all
looked at their washing machine with great fondness. I do admit
though I like my dryer, but I do prefer a clothes line. Nothing can
beat the clothes line for great smelling sheets. But towels are better
in the dryer, and jeans too.
Since I spent so much time today standing and folding clothes, I thought
a bunch about how thankful I am for my servants too. Just my mundane
I hope you have a great day!
Oh, that men would give thanks to the Lord for His goodness, for His wonderful works to the children of men!(Psalm. 107:6)