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  • Suzanne Taylor

The Joy of Toilet Cleaning



It's not hard to clean the toilets when I know there is a reason for it.

And, make the beds. And grocery shop.

Some of the things that at other times are tedious for me, are done with excitement when there is a good reason to do them all.

You see, my kids and grandkids are coming from Idaho to Texas.

I find myself humming a tune while I swirl the toilet cleaner around the bowl...actually humming a tune doing the worst possible scrub in the house.

That's what its like when those we love come home.

As I wiped the paper towel filled with Windex across the mirror, I saw the joy in my face looking back at me.

And, that's when it hit me...

this must be what it's like when we come home to Heaven. We are God's children after all. How excited He must get as He says to those around Him, "It's time to dust off (name's) house! He/She is coming home!!! Then, imagine all of his/her relatives buzzing with excitement as they clean his/her room, laughing, recalling happy memories, getting excited for the new adventures to come!

Their child is coming home - is there anything better?

It's something to look forward to - just like my kids coming home from Idaho.

Got to run - gotta go make the beds!


"In my Father's house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? When everything is ready, I will come and get you, so that you will always be with me where I am." John 14:2-3

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