As I sat feeding sweet little Nehemiah, I noticed that his nails were getting long. My children's nails have always been a source of "tension" for me. The chore of keep them all trimmed and cleaned is one that often seems to get overlooked. With all the construction going on and all the big dirt piles through which my children love to dig, their nails have been quite a site lately.
Pondering all this, I began to realize that I have 100 fingernails to keep clean. Then I thought, that those 100 nail are attached to 100 fingers. Wow, the Lord has blessed us with 100 precious little fingers!
My thoughts turned to prayer as I thanked the Lord for each one of those little fingers. May they always be used to do good. May they be the fingers that reach out to others in a lost and dying world. May they along with all their precious hands, feet, eyes, ears, and mouth always serve the Lord Jesus.
Cleaning their nails now seems more like a privilege than a chore.