I am upgrading my two bathrooms. Keeping the same footprint, but having someone come in and put in new flooring and countertop.
The DIY portion is the painting of the walls and cabinets and . . . wait for it . . . the changing out of the outlets and light switches from ivory to white.
Now, I know, that for those of you who have changed outlets and switches before, this endeavor doesn’t seem like a big deal, but for me, an English major, taking off the face plates and seeing those wires stuffed in the opening was a bit daunting. But I knew where to find the experts . . . YouTube.
It turns out that the disconnecting and reconnecting of the wires would be straight forward and not too intimidating. The scary part was the electricity. That unseen power that could zap you to heaven pre-rapture. As my YouTube “guru” said, “You want to make sure the wire is dead, not you.” Encouraging words.
While one site said just to plug a lamp in to make sure there was no current, this guy suggested using a non-contact voltage tester, a little pencil-like device that lights up red if the line is still juiced. You can bet I was at Home Depot a short time later making the purchase. Then . . .
I flipped the breakers. Tested the lights. Plugged in the vacuum. AND used my nifty new device. All clear. I could proceed freely and safely.
Sometimes, as Christians, we forget that we have a non-contact detector that that keeps us safe by reminding us of unseen danger—the Bible. Whether through the lives of others, through encouragement, or through direct command, the Bible covers every conceivable life situation--every life situation.
We don’t have to touch the danger zones to learn. We just have to heed the life lessons already lived. We just need to accept the advice and obey the commandments given. If we do, then we, too, can live in safety and freedom.