Wednesday, November 25, 2009
When a Science Experiment Goes Wrong!
I’m sure this comes as a shock to all of mankind. But really, I’m not the Martha Stewart of cleaning. Admittedly, I’m almost okay with that.
Today, I cleaned out the refrigerator. Hence the title of this post. Yup. Science experiment gone WAY wrong! This happened before (insert another gasp!) and I vowed I’d never go that long between cleanings. Okay, before we go any further, to me “cleaning out the refrigerator” = throwing out the old food and the unrecognizable food….the food that makes you think, “Huh, I don’t remember eating that recently!”
Since my children ran away from the kitchen in fear of “catching” something, I had plenty of quiet time to think as I was scraping the colorful stuff from the containers. On the outside of the container the food still appeared good. Do I appear good on the “outside” yet yucky on the inside? Am I hiding out hoping no one will peak inside and see my yuckiness? Why do I wait until I get all yucky inside before realizing something is definitely wrong with this picture?
I thought of Song of Solomon 2:15. “Catch for us the foxes, the little foxes that ruin the vineyards…” I heard a sermon about marriage which used this verse. However, I think it could apply to our personal lives as well. The foxes are little things in our lives that could lead to a really big mess if we don’t guard our hearts. What foxes are creeping in and tearing things up in me?
Only I can answer those questions. But I know God sees all my yuckiness—and maybe, just maybe, He is using my lack of household skillz to bring it to my attention. Maybe.