A white shirt in the basement laughed at my iron and me. Each of the shirts imbedded wrinkles seemed to mock us. Cant you do any better than that? they hissed. You may as well be using a banana! Some of those creases had never seen the light of day. They were large enough to hide coins, bottle caps, and other foreign matter. While I stood there dumbfounded, my silver iron begged and pleaded for help. Being a good iron-owner, I eventually listened. I unplugged the miserable iron and gave it a refreshing drink of cold water. The iron smiled. I plugged it back in and turned the dial toward steam. Voila! Steam burst through the holes and charged forward. The shirt stopped laughing. The wrinkles ran for cover, and something else wonderful happened. I discovered an amazing thing about God.
His Spirit can move through us like steam through an iron and take the wrinkles out of our lives. He longs to do it. But it wont happen, if we do not allow Him to pour Himself into us. And even if were full of holes and incompetent, like the iron, we can turn on our faith and let Him work things out through us.