Wednesday, February 15, 2012

The Pesky Project

We meet with a group of lovely people every Wednesday evening and have dinner together. Members of this group involve children, several children. Loud, lively passionate children. After we eat, the adults sit down and discuss a book we have been reading, the children---well, we are still working on helping the children find things to do that are fun and quiet.  So, I had the bright idea that I would purchase them a cardboard castle, one for the boys and one for the girls.  The picture looked really cool, and in the description it told me how the children could color the castle and then play inside, and all would be well.  I didn't read the part about putting the castle together.
So, today, my friend and I pulled all the pieces out of the box to put together the castle.  Once again, I have to say, she is organized, I am not.  Puzzles are lovely once they are put together, but before hand, not so much. I am a puzzle, my brain is a puzzle, I really do not need to add to the mystery, so the castle was instantly a pesky project in my book. My friend agreed as we were challenged to get the pieces to stay together, and by the time we got all four walls up, we realized we had put the front door on backwards. Oh, well! Pesky, pesky, pesky!
With teamwork and a lot of diligence our efforts paid off and we now have two houses for the children to play in and color this evening. It will be fun. They were Pesky. But, I had fun even though they were pesky. We laughed and worked our way through the difficulty--together. It was team work, support and love. Because of the support of my friend, she turned the pesky into fun!
God asks me to walk in a manner worthy of my calling. He wants me to come along others and make their trials, their pesky days lighter. To be in fellowship on a daily basis and to love them. My bright idea turned into a pesky project but my friend came along beside me and made the pesky project a much lighter load. She walked in a manner worthy of her calling.
Jesus, Say That Again to me, give me strength to walk worthy of my calling!

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