I have a dear friend who is suffering from cancer. She's been fighting this ugly, evil, terrible monster for three years. She's a member of our church and until the past few weeks has rarely missed a Sunday. She's been pointing others to Christ throughout this ordeal and has been a blessing to so many, and many are praying relentlessly for her right now.
I received an update from her sister yesterday morning about her current situation, and she mentioned that a lady at the cancer center had asked her what she would like to see happen when she is released from the hospital and is able to go home. Her reply was that she wanted to feel good again and do normal things like cut grass.
When I received this message, it was after lunch. I was sitting on the couch thinking how I really didn't want to get up and clean the kitchen. Again. But then I read the message and thought, Oh how she would love to get up and clean a kitchen!
Her humble reply humbled me. It reminded me that I should be thankful I have a kitchen to clean and the strength to do it.
Psalms 28:7The LORD is my strength and my shield; in him my heart trusts, and I am helped; my heart exults, and with my song I give thanks to him.
~~ May we all find joy in the mundane today ~~ because of who God is and all He has done for us ~~ and in **thankfulness** for the merciful blessing of health and strength to do the daily chores of life that must be done, while being reminded to pray for those who long for the mundane but are without strength to do even simple activities of daily living.