seems like much of my days are spent "setting up pins." it's the title of a sarah groves' song I so relate to right now. we each have our own "pins"...the things in our lives we set up only to have them torn down just as quickly. it's the baker whose baskets of bagels are so quickly consumed. it's the school janitor who cleans through the night only to see the return of footprints and fingerprints the next day. it's the old navy employee who folds and stacks the clothes only to see them in a heap on the next pass by. it's the things we do that are so quickly undone.
in my life, it's the mom who spends her days laundering, pressing, folding and storing away clean clothes, only to return to a room's overflowing hamper. it's a meal prepared that takes only fractions of time to disappear, leaving only dirty dishes to be washed. it's the pile of items that arrive in the mailbox needing attention, only to see new ones arrive the very next day.
the pins of my life are filling my cup, but how do I feel about the filling? do I find joy in serving the ones I love most, or do I quickly get caught up in the routine and monotony? listening to this song tonight allowed me to see my pins in a different light...as little gifts of love offered with a servant's heart. so I'll keep settin' up my pins and knockin' 'em down.