Getting ready for our Friends and Family Tea includes lots of cleaning and furniture moving. This year I thought it would be a good idea to move the round oak dining table from the enclosed porch to the dining room for beverages.
Do you remember these puzzles? We used to get them as party favors or at the "five and dime" stores. That's what moving furniture is like to me.
I was on a roll, kinda. Dining chairs out? Check. Dining floor cleaned? Check. Path cleared through the living room? Check. It was time to move the biggest puzzle piece (the oak table) to its place in the middle (the dining room).
Unfortunately, I forgot two things. The table weighs at least a ton, and there's about a three inch lip from the porch into the living room.
Better make that three things. My knee is doing fabulous since full replacement last summer, but it can still only bend so far.
Too much pride causes trouble. Be sensible and
Proverbs 13:10 CEV
I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and difficulties for Christ's sake. For when I am weak, then I am strong.
2 Corinthians 12:10 GNT
By the time the ice pack on my knee melted, I realized my biggest error. I hadn't asked Jesus to help me. Well, dah!
And He did! A big task went from impossible to done, but only because I asked Jesus to help me move the "mountain" of furniture with me.
(In case you're wondering, James had planned a unicorn theme for Gracie. The tower in the center is donut unicorn horn.)
I'm praying, Dear Reader, that you are wiser than me when it comes to inviting Jesus into the work at hand. Happy mountain climbing!