Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Meeting God in a bathroom

Okay, so I don't usually look for God analogies in the bathroom. Anyway - as I was, let's say, finishing up the other day in a local eatery's facility - I noticed how it is all set up to "limit" what I can use.

The toilet paper dispenser is one of those annoying ones that tears off after you pull with the force of a gnat - leaving you with 4 completely useless pieces of see thru paper. Of course, this forces you to repeat this procedure numerous times - adding to the joy of the experience.

The water faucet is one of those types that automatically shuts off just after you get soap on your hands (hey, at least I washed...right, guys!) forcing you to push the button, move your hands quickly to the water, and repeat - adding to the joy of course.

And speaking of the soap dispenser - I really hate those foam jobs - the foam tends to cling to the dispenser and just at the last minute (usually when you briefly move your hands from under the dispenser to push that stupid water faucet button) it releases and lands in the growing pile of greenish, white goop growing on the floor. Again...adding to the joy.

Finally, you come to the wonderful paper towel dispenser. This one happened to be one of those that distributes one towel at a time - about the size of an envelope. Again, forcing you to repeat the process over and over and over - adding to the joy.

I'm so glad God hasn't given me his "least"....

"I came so they can have real and eternal life, more and better life than they ever dreamed of." John 10:10 (Msg)

And He wants to grow my joy.....

"I've told you these things for a purpose: that my joy might be your joy, and your joy wholly mature." John 15:11 (Msg)

1 comment:

Kate said...

I love you, you crazy, crazy man. By the way, did you notice that whenever you post it says you are "Eden Prairie Presbyterian Church" as in "Posted by Eden Prairie Presbyterian Church at 7:13 AM"? Love you... can't wait for the twitchy right eye tomorrow night. Make sure you bring Mom's iPod converter with plent of tripple A batteries b/c I am making one heck of a playlist on my iPod! Love you!