“So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.” ~ I Corinthians 10:31
Some days, like today, I sit down to write and I really have nothing deep or meaningful to say. I’m doing a massive pile of laundry, for which I only have myself to blame and working on a presentation for a class I’m teaching tomorrow. There are toys all over my family room and sitting next to me on the couch is a ball of yarn with a knitting needle stuck in it. A script for “Peter Pan” rests on my kitchen table, waiting for me to pick out scenes for Thursday morning’s auditions. And my little boy is sound asleep, napping away in his crib.
And I am thankful for all of it.
Yes, it would be grand if life was always an amazing adventure, but even Jesus had to stop and eat sometimes. And I so glad that He sets this example for us. By coming to earth and living an everyday life, He demonstrates that the little things that fill our days are equally important to Him, too.
Oswald Chambers writes about this in his wonderful devotional, “My Utmost for His Highest.” My favorite daily reflection, hands down, is entitled “Shallow and Profound.” Using the verse I have chosen for today, Chambers reminds us that we shouldn’t ever be tempted to pose as a profound person, acting dismissive of those more shallow than we are, because we must remember – God became a baby.
All the little things in our lives are just as important as the big ones. Just like the ocean has a shore, our lives have deep parts and shallow parts. Don’t forget to enjoy them both – that’s how God created you to be.