Lessons learned from an electric toothbrush

A while back I made the transition from a toothbrush to an electric model.  I had read that it is more effective at cleaning your teeth while not wearing down the gums.  So, I purchased one and while I admit I sometimes revert back to the old-fashioned way of brushing my teeth, it does have advantages.  What I can’t seem to remember, however, is that I don’t have to scrub when the toothbrush is turned on.  I just don’t seem to be able to let the toothbrush do the work and I find myself scrubbing away while the toothbrush is running.  When I do finally remember to just hold my hand steady, I can feel the motion of the electric toothbrush as it cleans my teeth.

Isn’t that the way that most of us live each day?  Running, working, stressing?  Perhaps we should rest a little in the embrace of God who does most of the work for us, in spite of us.  My toothbrush teaches me that I still have my part, but the majority of the work is done by the brush.  God is at work in our world today as He was in the past.  Perhaps we should relax a little and let God be God.   Another everyday reminder….

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One Reply to “Lessons learned from an electric toothbrush”

  1. I love this post so much!! What a wonderful comparison. I find myself struggling a lot of times, struggling to be perfect, struggling to find a job, and struggling with the pressure some others sometimes place on me – mostly with finding a job. We often blame ourselves if things are not going the way we would want them. But instead, we should put in some gentle effort and then let God do his work… That is a picture of grace.

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