Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Geoff got screwed
Well today I had all my screws stolen, while I was working with them. I was hanging cupboard doors in the passage and had the box with all the screws on the floor while we were adjusting the doors prior to fitting the hinges, next thing I turned to get the screws and they were gone. I thought I was going crazy, I was sure I had taken them out but they were nowhere to be seen. We searched everywhere, amongst the tools, in the trash bag that we keep handy so we can clean as we go, in the other screw boxes, everywhere. Anyway eventually I went into the bathroom to see if maybe we had put them in there by some chance, the bathroom we had already completed a few weeks ago so there was no reason for us to have put them there but I took a look anyway. There in the vanity unit was the box. I thought to myself "How on earth did these get here?" but when I picked up the box it was empty. I'm talking about 1000 screws. Someone had picked up the box unnoticed and emptied it into their pocket and walked out. Of course this brought my work to a complete standstill, no screws, no work, as simple as that. There really was no point in blowing a fuse, I still would have been screw-less. That was the end of my work for the day, rats!
When I got home I went to my store and got what screws I had and put them next to my bag so that I would not forget them tomorrow.
We all go through trials and sometimes things go wrong causing us to want to throw all our toys out of the cot but the strange thing is that today this didn't happen. I just thought " I've got to get more screws and there is nothing I can do about it."
It is amazing how, in becoming a follower of Jesus, we react so very differently to the way we would have in earlier times. It seems there is an acceptance of circumstances that are out of our control that makes no sense. Possibly this is what Jesus meant when He said " Pick up your cross." I've often wondered what my cross is. Could it possibly just mean, " Accept your lot in life."? How do you interpret " Pick up your cross."? I would really love to know.