So we got to our little cabin in the woods on Sunday to bring in our 28th year of marriage. We made taco soup for dinner and began looking for a cheese grater. We’ve been on this search in cabins before. Apparently cheese graters aren’t used by everyone so they’re not commonly stocked in places we go. We dug around looking and looking. There was no cheese grater to be found.
My husband grabs the block of cheese and begins to meticulously cut it into teeny tiny little cubes to put on top of our soup. We’re in a cabin on holiday. We have nothing but time, right? We eat our cute little cheese cube topped soup and it was good. All was well.
Last night I needed to zest a lemon. Knowing we didn’t have a cheese grater I felt extremely confident that there wouldn’t be a lemon zester. I began digging in the utensil drawer for a good knife or something to scrape the lemon with when staring right at me was a small hand held cheese grater. What?!?
I giggled. We both did. Why didn’t we see this before? Because it wasn’t what we were looking for. We were looking for a large cheese grater like we always use.
Cheesy illustration? Perhaps… but it occurred to me how often in life I haven’t found what I was looking for because I continue to look for what I’ve always done. Maybe God had something else in mind. A different tool. A better way. hmmm….
“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the Lord. Isaiah 55:8
What are you looking for today? Are you looking for it in the wrong form? Maybe your best tool is sitting right there in the drawer waiting for you. Maybe you need to look for the “lemon zester” instead.
Looking for His way. With you,