i am frequently introduced to a new southern expression by the man I love. He’s worked in the South for years. Some of them make you want to slap your grandma. Oh, there’s one there. 🙂 Most are as nonsensical as can be. They just make me laugh.
This week’s favorite was, “Some days it’s like putting socks on a rooster”. If you’ve ever had an uneven toe nail or a rough heel that snagged your sock as you put it on your foot or tried putting shoes and socks on a toddler against their will, you can imagine the difficulty you would encounter in trying to put socks on a wild, kicking, and fighting rooster. An animal whose feet are clearly not made for socks with their sharp claws. Putting socks on a rooster basically means whatever the task, it would most likely be a very daunting and nearly impossible feat. No pun intended.
A rooster may be good for crowing. For awakening the entire farm. But I’m pretty sure not so good at wearing socks.
The next time you are scrambling at something, just picture yourself trying to put socks on that poor rooster It will more than likely make you laugh. It may not help your situation in the least, but it’s sure to do wonders for your disposition.
Now that we’re on the subject of roosters and crowing, how many of you remember the story of Peter, Jesus’ beloved disciple? As Jesus was speaking to His disciples at the Mount of Olives, He told Peter he would deny Him three times before the rooster crowed. Peter denied such an accusation. He loved Jesus with all his heart! ♡ How many times have we, too, had a heart for Jesus yet before we knew it have denied Him? Maybe not in words, but in actions. That’s certainly not something to crow about! 😦
Let’s all make sure we do not allow our actions or words to deny our love, our belief, or our loyalty to Jesus. I can assure you, He will never deny us! In this world of constantly shifting values, let’s all make sure we take a stand for who and what we believe in. And don’t forget that southern charm, a little sweet tea never hurt anybody! ♡
1″Truly I tell you,” Jesus answered, “this very night, before the rooster crows, you will disown me three times.” Matthew 26:34
Love and laughter,