We love it so, this little home the Lord gave us, this place where we unwind and fill our cup. Not that our “real” life needs to be escaped at all; rather, it’s a choice to separate ourselves for a few hours together. It is so very, very good.
“I forgot my toothbrush,” my husband says as he unpacks his little overnight bag.
“I have an extra one stashed away in the closet,” I answer.
Thank God for toothbrushes. Teeth just don’t feel right unless they get brushed every few hours. Nobody loves the fuzz that happens otherwise.
That night, I brush my teeth, especially mindful of the process, and it feels wonderful. My mouth is happy when I am done.
The ordinary-ness of tooth brushing stirs something deep within me–so easy to do, yet vital for the quality of everyday life. So easy to not do, yet truly life-sustaining. Most daily processes are like that, aren’t they?
God uses ordinary to point to the extra-ordinary.
When the Good Book says to watch over our heart with all diligence, it is really telling us ’s to make sure we don’t let fuzz grow there, to make sure we wash it daily, hourly, whenever necessary. Just like teeth. Just like the life of a couple.
Thus this choice of escaping to Serendipity regularly, even though we don’t need an escape.
Jesus washed His disciples’ feet because walking on this earth can sometimes make us dirty, even though both walking and feet are gifts from heaven. And ordinary washing feet must happen regularly, just like heart watching.