Wed., Mar. 30/22
“I’m accomplishing nothing just sitting here in this water… laying here in the bottom of this teapot!” whined the teabag. “I’m leaving!” And so it did.
It slithered up the inside of the pot, scrunched itself against the inner lip for grip and pushed with all its might against the porcelain lid. It flattened itself as thin as it could and squeezed through the opening crevice. It tumbled down the smooth extetrior pot curve and with a “SPLAT” landed on the countertop.
Adjusting to the light and straightening itself up the teabag looked about then began to inchworm its way toward the countertop’s edge. Below, sleeping on the floor, was the household’s cat. The teabag jumped…. the cat bolted… the teabag jolted… When it was all over the teabag awoke in a cluster of dust at the bottom of an air vent on the living-room floor.
Unfortunately this adventurous teabag eventually perished in the vent! It was not till weeks later that his dried and dusty form was found. Everyone wondered how it had got there, but only momentarily. Then it was scooped up and deposited in the trash!
What a waste! Had the teabag stayed put in the pot its laying there would have accomplished much indeed, it would have fulfilled its purpose and provided one, two, possibly three cups of tea to warm and cheer the cold and thirsting.
“Remain in Me,” instructed Jesus. “If you remain in me… you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.” (John 15:4-5).
Saint, stay put — “your life is now hidden with Christ in God” (Col. 3:3). Stay “in Him.” Speak with Him daily, listen to His indwelling Spirit, spend time with those who spend time with Him, worship Him, obey Him. You will find fulfillment nowhere else, and whether you see it now or not you will be accomplishing His purposes for you upon this earth!
“I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete.” (John 15:11).