On the Farm

This is Day 14 of “31 Days of Whimsical Encounters” – part of the #write31days challenge. To read all the posts in order, please visit the overview page.

I was working on a farm with Jesus. I hated the dirty, hard work. And I told Him so, “I hate this, Lord.” Looking around, it was such a mess and I hated the work. He told me, “That’s because you’re looking at it wrong. You need to make it fun.” His words were those that most mothers have lectured to their children. I think of the song “Clean up, clean up…” Trying to make a mundane and no fun task, manageable and quickly accomplished. But I didn’t know how to make this work fun – it was gross and not fun. All of the sudden, Jesus chucks a handful of mud at me. Honestly I wanted to be mad but with Him, how could I be? He started running and I chased Him. Before I knew it, I was laughing and having fun. “You see?” He said, “Make it fun.” I told Him that this was fun but playing wasn’t accomplishing the work that needed done. But even as I spoke, I looked back behind me and realized that the work was done. Somehow in the throwing mud and running and laughing, the work had gotten done.

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**photo by whimsyinmycup.com**

 

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