Years ago, when my friend Sophia’s daughter, Samantha, was a baby, they came over for a visit. We were sitting there chatting it up when we caught a whiff of something. Yep, it was time for a diaper change!
Sophia laid baby Sam on the couch, took off her diaper and started cleaning. She had Sam’s feet held high in one hand, and wiping to beat the band with the other. She and I never skipped a beat in our conversation. What happened next, was a sight I’ll not soon forget.
Sophia stopped wiping for a mere second to say something funny. When she looked back down and wiped again, Sam projectile pooed and it went right upside Sophia’s face! I mean, she got her good! Too bad there wasn’t such things as cell phone cameras back then, because the look of horror that was frozen, for what seemed like forever, on Sophia’s face, was priceless!! All I could do was laugh. I mean, roll in the floor kind of laughing.
Poor little Sam was looking around like “what’s going on?” Sophia was cussing, (which, I believe, was in order for the situation. I’m just saying!) yelling at me to get her a towel. Finally, when I could catch my breath, I went and got her a towel. One of the funniest sights I’ve ever seen!
Have you ever been strolling along in life, everything is giggles and gumdrops and BAM! You get smacked right upside the face with crap? Figuratively speaking, of course. I know I have! It stinks, and I mean that literally!
This thing called life was never promised to be easy. In fact, the bible says in John 16:33, “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”
Notice it says “will” not “maybe”. As long as you are living on this earth, the crap is likely to hit the fan….or your face. It also says that you will have peace, and that Jesus overcomes the world!
Even in the worst of times, we can have peace. Peace requires trusting in our Father to handle any situation life might throw at us. Peace requires “leaning not on our own understanding *Prov. 3:5. Peace requires friends who will get you a towel and help you wipe up the mess.
Life’s not easy, crap WILL be slung, but there’s no mess too big for Jehovah Shalom, He is peace!