we have had three different groups in camp in the last 3 days. keeping. us. busy.
today i was in housekeeping. not one of my favorite things to do, but my brain started turning and my mind started connecting some dots and i wanted to see more of christ in my work this week… these are my thoughts:
cleaning camp — it’s hard work. and i only take part in turning camp over every now and then. we have to pick up the dirty things and sweep the floors before we can really get the rooms sanitized and vacuumed and bathrooms mopped and wiped down. my mind jumped to how christ ultimately cleansed us of our “dirtiness,” our sins + on the cross. and every day his mercies are new and i get a fresh start. housekeeping is like that in a way. cleaning up the mess. and it always becomes clean again.
obviously, the gospel is infinitely different and better (and perfect on its own!) than my housekeeping analogy. i’m sure there is a more eloquent way to connect those dots, but there is my muddled brain seeking to see more of the cross and the gospel in the little things.
hope your christmas season holds some stillness and rest //
“merry christmas and long live the King” -father christmas, in the lion, the witch, and the wardrobe