Friday, June 29, 2012

Toilets, Rainbows and Locksmiths...Oh my!

"Mama said there'd be days like this..." Yesterday was definitely one of those days. It seemed like it something could go wrong, it did. 

  • The toilet we purchased for our new bathroom didn't work with the shower door. It was too long and the shower door wouldn't open. This meant cancelling the plumbers and contractors who were scheduled to work yesterday and having to re-schedule when we find another toilet. My husband was pretty bummed because it was--according to him--like the "sports car" of toilets. 
  • We went to the gym and when we got back, we realized we were locked out of our house. It was a long story so I'll spare the details. We had to call a locksmith who ended up drilling out the lock, which forced us to make a trip to the hardware store for a new deadbolt.
While we were coming home from the gym, I saw a rainbow. It wasn't until last night after we were back in our air-conditioned home that I started to think about everything that happened yesterday and how it connects to the image of a rainbow. If you're a Christian, when you see a rainbow it's likely you think of this word--promise. After the great floods, God sent a rainbow as a sign that he would never again send water of that magnitude across the land. 

The rainbow reminded me that while God has never said life would be easy, but he has promised (which we read in scripture) that he would always be with us as we bear our cross--whatever cross that may be. 

So, yes, we had a small issue with a toilet. Yes, we got locked out of our house. Small inconveniences in the grand scheme of things and VERY small crosses to bear. It really made me think of all the people in the world who are carrying heavy, heavy crosses right now--from illness to sadness, loneliness to despair. Yes, it all comes back to perspective.

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