A Prayer of a Desperate Housewife - Too many crumbs.
There are so many crumbs! Today there were bread crumbs, toast crumbs, cracker crumbs and unidentified crumbs. There were crumbles of dried mud and the dog dragged garbage out of the waste basket.
There were eraser crumbs and paper bits, and stray items under chairs and in corners. So many, many bits of things littering our home.
I feel crumby too. I feel like I sprinkled words in wrong places, I littered my responses with irritation instead of gentleness and dropped frowns and disapproving looks instead of smiles.
I need help with all these crumbs.
What do You say to the crumby?
To Naaman you said dip 7 times in the Jordan. (2 Kings 5:8)
He did and he was cleansed. His skin was free of leprosy and his heart was turned to You in devotion and worship.
Why seven times? You could have healed him in a breath. Do we need to know that our cleansing is a process? We don't arrive at Christ-like perfection this side of eternity?
Thank you that you see me as cleansed because of Christ's gift of forgiveness, despite my continued struggle with my human nature.
Let me dip into Your grace again and again.
As I gather the crumbs in my home, will You gather the crumbs in me? As I am cleansed, please turn my heart to You.
As I kneel to gather the crumbs, may I bow in humility and love for You.