What I Learned From Making The Bed
After returning from my honeymoon, my wife, Jan, and I were about to go to bed. We turned the bed down. I changed clothes and threw what I had been wearing into the corner.
Jan had a conniption fit. I have exaggerated the story over the years, but she made it clear to me to put my clothes in the hamper then and not later.
This was the first lesson of my marriage. Clothes would not be left lying around.
The other day I made the bed. Normally, Jan doesn’t say anything to me. This time she made it a point to tell me to make sure that the comforter was straight. She even told me that it was straight when she saw it.
What does that have to do with anything?
I learned that I need help.
Growing up, I just threw clothes wherever they landed when I went to bed. I picked them up when I had a chance. I learned that we would put our dirty clothes in the hamper when we were done wearing them.
I learned that sometimes I make the bed and it isn’t straight. Sometimes it’s a little crooked.
I learned I need someone to remind me that can see what I can’t see. I might not see clothes lying around as messy (I do now). I might not see a comforter that is not quite straight.
I need people in my life that do that in other areas of my life.
I need fellow believers who will be willing to point out my shortcomings and sins.
I need fellow believers who will stimulate me to good works and love.
I need pastors who will preach God’s word and make it clear to me so that I will see that my life is not straight, like that comforter.
I need people in my life.
What spiritual lessons have learned from ordinary, mundane things in your life?