Do they look sad to you? Many would deem them ready for (or beyond) retirement and recommend replacing them with new and more modern versions. I, on the other hand, would hold on with white knuckles if you tried to remove them from my home. Some may have some sentimental value, but to me they're all worth hanging on to because they still work.
If I did buy replacements, what would I do with these? Donate them? Come on. These are tools only a mother could love :-). Send them to the landfill? They still work and have purpose. Not to mention the cost of replacing these items. Where else could that money go? Hmm. Let's see...do you really want to get me started?
This past Sunday in church, our pastor spoke on 2 Corinthians chapter 8 and the churches of Macedonia. Verse three states...
"For they gave according to their means, as I can testify, and beyond their means, of their own free will begging us earnestly for the favor of taking part in the relief of the saints..."
And it got me thinking...could it be that we, simple women of the home, could take part "in the relief of the saints" just by forgoing the newest and prettiest tools of our trade and sending those funds elsewhere? Can we make due with what we have even when it may not be the best and the brightest? Do we really care that much about our stuff to place it above furthering God's kingdom?
Oh, dear friends, I certainly hope not. I challenge us (I'm including myself in this!) to not be so quick to replace anything in our homes that still functions just fine. Instead, let's set that money aside and be joyful givers. Pin It