Yesterday I was pulling laundry out of the dryer and saw this:

That is a pair of earbud headphones that had apparently been in someone's pockets. Since I found them in the dryer, they had already been through the washer and a complete drying cycle. I was pretty sure this was going to be a tragedy.

Why were these earbud headphones so special? They were the really cool kind that have a microphone in them, so you can plug them into your phone and receive calls while you listen to music playing on your phone. What made this pair of earbud headphones so extraordinary? They had come with my husband's new iPhone, for which he'd been pining for months. The new iPhone he just received three days ago. The new iPhone that he calls his new friend and ranks as one of his top four most important things.

And now I had washed them.

See, I hate doing laundry. I find it one of my most mundane tasks. And it always needs to be done. Ugh. So I'll admit that I don't go the extra mile and do things like check the pockets, turn socks right side out, or iron. I'd prefer to just get the laundry done as quickly as I can, even if I haven't done such a great job.

However, Colossians 3:23-24 says:
"Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving."
I guess that even means laundry. What a hard lesson to learn!

P.S.: The earbuds still work! Who knew those things were washing machine-proof?
1 Response
  1. Mom Says:

    It's interesting, but I had just referenced that verse the day before you posted this. A guy at work was watching me work above my normal duties and commented that he wasn't going to give Wal-Mart one bit more energy than he thought they deserved for the measly pay/raise he received. I tried to use it as a witnessing experience, but I'm not sure how successful that was. He ended up making fun of me for two days about how God was just going to pour out riches and jewels on me for my dedication.