Because for the first time in a long, looong time I gave it a good, nooks and cranny cleaning. I'm talking hands and knees floor cleaning, wall wiping, basement floor scrubbing, closet organizing kind of clean. (should I admit that I didn't quite do everything and that there's still much to do? nah.) I've been getting by on the bare minimum clean for a few weeks now. Life's busy, what can I say? I know for a fact that this baffles some people. "You only have one child!! How can you be so busy?!" Don't worry peoples, I ask that myself all the time. Not quite sure about that one myself. (could it possibly be that I have a hard time saying no?? no. couldn't be.) At any rate, my house isn't the only one sighing in relief. I've let out a few of them myself since I finished up!
It makes me wonder if that sit-back-with-a-smile-because-I-just-worked-hard-and-completed-something feeling is a small, tiny, sort-of similar feeling to what God felt when He finished creating His world and said "It is good". Now...I obviously realize that essentially there is no comparison. It wasn't 'hard work' for God to create the world because He's omnipotent. And that accomplishment feeling can't even get close to resulting in "it is good" like it did when God said it. What He made truly was good. It was perfect. What little things are accomplished in our daily walk are far from perfect simply because of our sinful nature. But! When things are done in obedience to Him, with a cheerful spirit and by His strength - whether it's cleaning a house or finishing a school year or any kind of work - are we designed by God to 'follow His lead' and truly enjoy those times? Just wonderin'.
Oh. Almost forgot. Here's hoping that Dad Bergsma was sincerely surprised with the family breakfast and afternoon church family gathering/shin-dig/party today for his birthday. :) I'd say you're doin' pretty good! Actually birthday last weekend, surprise parties this weekend and Father's Day next weekend. Don't get overwhelmed, now.
Ok. Off to Goodwill for a drop-off...