The Glory of the Mundane

Have you ever asked yourself why we The Scotts in Honduras do not post things every day? The truth is that a lot of what we do is really pretty mundane and not that exciting.   If we posted every day the posts would read as follows:

Today Isaiah and Lydia worked on their computers the biggest part of the day finishing their school

OR

Last night we got up once with Baby x and twice with Baby g to feed them bottles.  Today we changed Baby x and Baby g’s diapers four times each, two of which were number twos.

OR, the ever exciting…

Today I spent an hour in the bank waiting in line to pay my water, light, and cable bills.

Finally

I AM posting that I spent time writing a blog post today and I had to stop a few times because Baby x, our mobile foster child was no longer at my feet and I know he likes to sneak in the bathroom to try to play in that large ceramic bowl full of water or pull all of the clothes off the shelf in the bedroom onto the floor.

Mundane…

We often feel like we have to have mountaintop experiences or great explosive worship to experience God, so our mundane lives can make us feel like God is distant.  It is true mountaintop experiences are great ways to experience God, but God does not just live on the mountain top.

The Psalmist writes:

Psalm 121: 1 I lift up my eyes to the mountains—  where does my help come from? 2 My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth. 3 He will not let your foot slip—    he who watches over you will not slumber…

According to Psalm 121, where do we find the Lord?  God is not on the mountaintop where He would be of no help.  He is at the feet of the believer in the middle of our mundane circumstances guiding our steps.

In the New Testament Jesus does not make His disciples find him.  He seeks them out and invites them to follow him along the way as he interacts with people in their mundane lives: Matthew at his tax collector’s booth; Peter, Andrew, James, and John at their fishing boats; at weddings that were running out of supplies; at funerals filled with mourners; and with the woman at the well as she gathered water at the hottest part of the day.

So in changing diapers, cleaning house, standing in lines to pay bills, helping our kids with school work, AND the occasional mountain top experience, we experience God in many varied ways.

As we have posted on Facebook, we are seeking to join Mission on the Move in helping start and staff a children’s home.  We are starting the mundane task of setting up house on the property.  We will be moving into a strip of small apartments to oversee construction, hire and train staff, and eventually oversee the foster families on site.

Though setting up a house is not all that exciting, it is necessary to do the work God is calling us to do, and we need your help.  We need $7000 to renovate the rooms, put up safety rails to protect the children, and buy furniture.  Will you please pray about how you can help us do what we need to do to bring children out of dangerous situations or to prevent them from going to large group homes?

Please pray about how much you can help.  If you want to help, make your checks out to Scotts in Honduras and put “renovations” on the “for” line.  Then send your donations to Clearwater Church at 2524 Newman Rd, Mobile, AL 36695.  Thank for helping us turn the mundane into Christ experiences.  Thank you for helping us glorify God in all areas of our ministry.  In Christ.

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