It was a gorgeous spring Saturday and I couldn’t wait to go outside and play with my friends. Mom told me and my sister we had to wash the breakfast dishes first. Breakfast was fried eggs and bacon that morning.
My sister was washing and I had to dry them. We hurried through the job, and when the water got cold, didn’t take the time to run fresh hot water. I was drying greasy dishes and said nothing.
We had been outside only a few minutes when Mom called us back in.
I have one tough Mom!
When she found the greasy dishes, she not only made us come in and rewash them…she made us wash every dish in the cupboards! She worked right along with us, wiping out the cupboards and putting the dishes away.
She didn’t appreciate our half-hearted work.
Colossians 3:23, “Whatever may be your task, work at it heartily (from the soul), as [something done] for the Lord and not for men.”
To protect the innocent, I will not tell which of my sisters my accomplice was. I will tell you, the two of us are now the best dishwashers in Iowa!
What verse impressed you?