So here’s what happened. A young father was observed by one of the staff taking diaper changing duty with his children. But where could he go? It started the ball rolling, and we immediately installed a diaper changing table in the men’s bathroom. It’s a beautiful thing! The whole experience got me thinking. So I suggested to someone that we put a sign on the changing table: “The man who changes a diaper changes the world!” I thought it was brilliant…simply a revelation from the Holy Spirit, and that God had spoken to me. So I proudly checked it out with the Pastoral Care Leadership Team that were meeting in my office. They laughed! Some of them even put their heads on the table so I wouldn’t see them snickering.
It’s a Scriptural thought! Consider…
2 Kings 21:13 (KJV 1900) 13 And I will stretch over Jerusalem the line of Samaria, and the plummet of the house of Ahab: and I will wipe Jerusalem as a man wipeth a dish, wiping it, and turning it upside down.
I know I’m stretching the Scripture a bit…actually a whole lot, but what do you think? There’s something about a man who is willing to wipe dishes, and changes diapers, that makes a huge impact on the life of a child and his family. Maybe it’s because both emanate from a servant’s heart.
When I think of Easter, I think of what Jesus did in preparation for His death. He spent His last days imparting to His disciples some of the most important lessons they would learn. These were life changing lessons, actually world changing lessons. Consider this one…
John 13:1–5 (NASB95) Now before the Feast of the Passover, Jesus knowing that His hour had come that He would depart out of this world to the Father, having loved His own who were in the world, He loved them to the end. During supper, the devil having already put into the heart of Judas Iscariot, the son of Simon, to betray Him, Jesus, knowing that the Father had given all things into His hands, and that He had come forth from God and was going back to God, got up from supper, and laid aside His garments; and taking a towel, He girded Himself. Then He poured water into the basin, and began to wash the disciples’ feet and to wipe them with the towel with which He was girded.
Then He instructed His disciples to do the same thing for one another.
So here’s my question? Should I put the sign up on the changing table in the men’s room?
“The man who changes a diaper changes the world!”
Don’t laugh…let me know what you think?