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Thursday, January 13, 2011

A Simple Kitchen Towel

     "At first glance, one looks at a kitchen towel and thinks, "Wow! A towel! I needed a new one," or Wow! A towel! The old ones are getting stained and worn.
     "But have we ever stopped to think that for years, even thousands of years, the towel has not just been used in the kitchen, but for a variety of reasons?
     "Take, for example, the mother who wipes the tears of a little child to soothe the physical and emotional hurt; The physician who binds the wound of a bleeding patient; The woman in her home wiping hands as she moves from task to task; The weary traveler who wipes his sweated brow.
     "Notwithstanding all of the above examples, perhaps the most significant use of the towel was about 2,000 years ago when our loving Jesus took an ordinary towel in his hands and dried the feet of his disciples only hours before his crucifixion. Sure, the towel is a handy item with a myriad of uses, but it also has deep symbolic meaning when seen in the hands of the Savior during a work of kindness for his fellowmen.
     "So, take this towel, knowing it is given with love, and do works of goodness with it, as the Savior worked with His so many years ago."  ~Unknown

In the hands of our Lord even a little towel can be made into a great tool. Let us allow our selves to be an instrument in the hands of the Saviour and we can become greater than we ever knew.

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