"For forty years you sustained them in the desert; they lacked nothing, their clothes did not wear out nor did their feet become swollen." Nehemiah 9:21
Today is laundry detergent day. Time to make a new batch. It takes several minutes to hand grate a bar and a half of Castile soap and add it to a box of washing soda and a half a box of borax.
As I grated, I listened to the radio; NPR. Jerry Seinfeld was being I interviewed. He said, "98% of all human interaction is just killing time."
I laughed. Wonder what he would think of making your own laundry detergent?
Still, as I grated I was grateful: for humor, for technology, for old-fashioned ways of doing things, for clothing that doesn't wear out (line drying helps make clothes last).
And. For God's Word which continually reminds us of His faithfulness.
When I work with my hands, I'm not just killing time.
When I read God's Word I'm not just killing time either, but redeeming it and giving each new da a wonderful fresh start. Much like the clothes of the Israelites, not only am I not wearing (spiritually) out, I'm being sustained!