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Thursday, October 8, 2009

Some Things You Just Can't Share!

I just sat down to write a blog post, not really knowing what I was going to write about tonight.  Then my daughter came in to tell me good night.  She sat down close by and said, "Mom, I've got a situation.  Every night after I brush my teeth, I put my toothbrush up in the cabinet in a certain container by my contact stuff.  But, every morning when I go to brush my teeth, it's in the drawer and I don't know why." 

At this point I was thinking, "Who would move her toothbrush?" But then Lauren continued,  "Well, just now I went to brush my teeth and it was wet!"  All of the sudden, I knew what was happening.  One of her brothers was "sharing" her toothbrush!  They are all three asleep, but we're pretty sure Jacob is the one who is using the toothbrush.  Why?  Because he's the one who never can find his toothbrush.  He's the one who never remembers to pack a toothbrush on a trip.  And, (unfortunately) he's the one the dentist recently said needs to brush better!

Lauren wrote Jacob a note to leave in the bathroom for Jacob to see in the morning (she's already convicted him!).  It was a nice note...much nicer than I would have been if I found out someone was sharing my toothbrush (YUCK!)



We talked about this situation and agreed:  There are just some things you can't share.  A toothbrush is at the top of our list!  Now, Jacob MAY have a rebutal.  He may use the scripture: "Share with God's people who are in need." Romans 12:13.  But, although he is, indeed, one of God's people and he may be "needy" in the sense that he "needs" a toothbrush, I'm pretty sure that would be taking that scripture completely out of context....don't you??

There's another thing we can't share.  While we can share our faith and tell others about God, and about Jesus, and what Jesus has done in our lives, we can't share our salvation.  My salvation won't save my husband.  My salvation won't save any of my children.  My salvation (a gift from God through the death, burial, and resurrection of His Son, Jesus) is mine alone. We each are accountable for ourselves as to our relationship with God.  "So then, each of us will give an account of himself to God." Romans 14:12

My husband is in Nashville, TN, on a business trip, so I just called him and told him this story.  He responded, "Well, on the bright side - at least he's brushing!"  Very true!
 
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