This morning I phoned the community center to see what they were in need of. I had already picked out several blankets, and others items, but the man said ,"Bags, we need walmart bags".
"Alright, I should be able to handle that." I said with a touch of sarcasm. I grabbed my bag holder from the kitchen, sent my husband to the shed to grab my stash of Aldi's bags, and considered whether I wanted to give my collection of Cracker Barrel bags.
I started to save a few walmart bags for my small trash cans.
One of my pet-peeves are "naked trash cans".
I have nagged on many occasions , "Don't put trash in the trash can if there is no bag in it!" It really drives janitors crazy, believe me.
My conscience began having a conversation with me. "Give them all, your trash cans can go naked for a little while, and you never even use your Cracker Barrel bags."
I looked at my pretty collection, and read the phrases on each of the bags: "Family is Life's Greatest Blessing", Count Your Blessings", "Enjoy The Simple Things", "Joy To The World".
I then remembered a song, A Simple Offering which a quartet had just sung on Sunday. It told of the youth's small lunch that Jesus took and with it magnified God , and the widow's small mite which Jesus praised for it's being given to magnify God.
We too can magnify God with things that others deem insignificant.
So what am I doing to help my community during this "governor declared disaster area"?
I am letting my trash cans go naked and praying that a little saying on a Cracker Barrel bag will minister grace to it's recipient, and perhaps remind someone of Whom we should magnify.