A few weeks ago I was talking to a friend and church member who was working in the kitchen at a function we were having. She was wearing this beautiful apron that looked like it might have belonged to her Grandmother. So I inquired about it. Today she sent me this little piece on aprons and I just love it!
As a visual person I can see, smell, hear, feel, and taste each thing written about the apron. God gave us senses to fully appreciate all that He has given us. As you read this, let your imagination flow as you read about what Granny did with her apron…enjoy!
The History of ‘APRONS’
I don’t think our kids
Know what an apron is.
The principal use of Grandma’s apron was to protect the dress underneath,
because she only had a few, it was easier to wash aprons than dresses
and they used less material, but along with that,
it served as a potholder for removing
Hot pans from the oven.
( My Granny-frying chicken)
It was wonderful for drying children’s tears,
and on occasion was even used for cleaning out dirty ears..
From the chicken coop,
The apron was used for carrying eggs, fussy chicks,
and sometimes half-hatched eggs to be finished in the warming oven.
When company came, those aprons were ideal hiding places for shy kids.
And when the weather
Was cold grandma wrapped it around her arms.
Those big old aprons wiped many a perspiring brow, bent over the hot wood stove..
Chips and kindling wood were brought into the kitchen in that apron.
From the garden,
It carried all sorts of vegetables.
After the peas had been shelled, it carried out the hulls.
In the fall, the apron was used to bring in apples that had fallen from the trees.
When unexpected company drove up the road,
it was surprising how much furniture that
old apron could dust in a matter of seconds.
When dinner was ready,
Grandma walked out onto the porch, waved her apron,
and the menfolks knew it was time to come In from the fields to dinner.
It will be a long time
Before someone invents something that will replace
that ‘old-time apron’ that served so many purposes.
Send this to those who would know (and love) the story about Grandma’s aprons.
Grandma used to set her hot baked apple pies on the window sill to cool.
Her granddaughters set theirs on the window sill
They would go crazy now trying to figure out how many germs were on that apron.
I never caught
Anything from an apron
God is like our apron. He protects us and keeps us out of the “heat” when we give our hearts to Him. He wipes our tears away and he provides a hiding place for us within His strong embrace. He carries us when we are weak. He dusts us off and readies us for the eternal life that He planned for us from the very beginning. Like the apron, it can only protect the garment underneath if we are willing to wear it. It won’t do any good if it is hanging on the hook. We MUST pick it up, put it on, tie it tight and USE IT! We must have willing hearts, and open arms that welcome God’s embrace and His divine protection.
Like the story says,
I never caught anything from God
I pray that you will receive it willingly!
In His Love,
PS: Thank you to my apron wearing friend! Love you!