Wednesday, August 12, 2009

He Gave Up So Much

A few days ago, I was washing dishes. A bit unwillingly. And as I was standing there, I was thinking. (What else can you do when you are washing dishes?) This is what I was thinking:

I can be so unwilling to give up my time to do things for my family (like washing dishes) at times. I want what I want. And I don't want what I don't want. And what I don't want is to give up what I want. :)

Then I started thinking about Jesus. What did He give up? He gave His all-- His glory, His home in heaven, His relationship with His Father, (for a brief time) His very life, for me. Me, who is a worthless sinner, a mere creation of His--one of billions of other sinners. It is stunning, really, when you think about it.

And it made me think how thankful I should be, and how very willing I should be to give up my time to serve others.

It's the least I can do, really.


  1. Carissa,

    That is a good thought, and one that is very valuable for oldest siblings. :) Realizing all that Christ did for us is truly a great antidote to laziness.

    But we have found a difference! I love washing dishes! I used to hate it (long story about that, rather funny if you think about it right), but now I have learned to enjoy it.

    With joy and peace in Christ,
    Jay Lauser aka Sir Emeth Mimetes (your brother in Christ)

  2. Jay,

    Thanks for the comment.

    And the difference isn't really that great... while I don't love doing them, it's not the dishes that I was complaining about--it was the fact that I couldn't do what I wanted to do. :)I'd like to hear the story of how you came to love washing dishes sometime. :)

    In Christ,

    Carissa aka Duchess Daisy (and your sister in Christ)

    (Wow, what a long signature!)