Friday “Walks”–Jesus Is Even in the Mundane, Ordinary Work

Photo Credit: P. Booher

One afternoon I was at the laundromat, putting clothes in the washer. It was an ordinary household chore–nothing glamorous–it just needed done.

Suddenly I sensed the Lord’s Presence beside me, and I felt as though I was doing the clothes for Jesus. It seemed odd, because doing the clothes is such a mundane thing, and no one would benefit except my mother and me.

The thought occurred to me that Jesus cares if people have clean clothes. That thought changed my perspective, and doing laundry was lifted from the mundane to an activity I was glad to do because I was doing it to serve Jesus.

As I reflected on this, I remembered Jesus doing a mundane, even dirty chore, normally left to slaves– washing His disciples’ feet. Jesus is no stranger to doing the ordinary things of life that must be done.
Because He knows what it’s like, I can ask Him for help with my attitude. Because of Him, I can find joy in doing the ordinary things.

Some Scriptures: John 13: 1-15, Colossians 3:17, 22, 23

©P. Booher


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4 responses to “Friday “Walks”–Jesus Is Even in the Mundane, Ordinary Work

  1. I’ve never thought about it quite like this, but Jesus was willing to do the mundane chores that normally only servants would do. In fact, he said a true leader is a servant. Thank you for giving me something profound to think about. We can worship God with our whole hearts while doing the most common every day tasks.

  2. Wow. such an amazing take on this!

    I’ve always enjoyed washing clothes because I’m eternally grateful for a washing machine (we washed by hand when first married – there was no launderette/laundrymatte) and because it means my family have clean clothes.

    But, this is a rich addition to the job I do so frequently for my family.

    Thanks for writing this.

    • scribelady

      Thank you! I can understand being eternally grateful for a washing machine, after washing clothes by hand! Thank you for reading and commenting!

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