Let’s change the definition of the word ‘chores’.
Do I sigh because I have a bed to make?
Or do I rejoice that my bed is a big king-sized bed with soft linens where I sleep with the love of my life?
Do I pout at the dirty dishes?
Or do I rejoice that I have tasty foods in my house that nourish and satisfy me?
Do I kick my foot at the vacuum?
Or do I rejoice over the traffic that sees my family room, children and grandchildren that fulfill my life?
Do I scowl at the laundry basket?
Or do I rejoice in the privilege of covering my body with stylish clothing that keeps me warm in the winter months and the funds I have to purchase them?
Do I scoff at the dust on my furniture?
Or do I rejoice in having a furnished house?
Do I scream at the toilet bowl brush?
Or do I rejoice that I don’t have to go outside and squat somewhere or use an old wooden outhouse?
Do I roll my eyes at the sink that needs to be washed out again?
Or do I rejoice that I don’t have to haul water from a well in the yard?
What else can we add to the list? What other ‘chores’ are reasons to rejoice?
“Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say, rejoice!” ~ Philippians 4:4 (NKJV)