Krista Lynn Campbell

The Scales

bathroom scalesIt’s January; time to think about losing weight. Time to try to eat more broccoli and not as many chocolate chip cookies.

To demonstrate how serious I am, I head out  to buy new bathroom scales. I am convinced that my tight-fitting jeans must be due to my current scales malfunctioning and not from peanut M & M’s. New scales must be the answer!

I scan the large selection and see some offer a feature that records the history of the weight up to 2 individuals. What? With the push of a button, my husband or any relative/guest could see my weight history! Horror of horrors!

Why would I want my husband (or anyone) to see the glaring LED display of how much I weigh today or last week? That numerical display would also be proof (like he hasn’t figured it out yet) that I outweigh him. I don’t want to talk about it.

I don’t need brainiac scales with a memory and will happily share my private information with a push of a button to anyone. I have issues.

Another selling feature is how this evil machine will flash RED, if I gained weight, and GREEN, if I lost weight and pigs were flying around. That is not what I want to see in the early morning hours. Again, no thank you.

So I am all stressed out about what number my husband could see when I  know he loves me no matter what the stupid scales illuminate. What about when I stand before God and I have to give an account for all my thoughts and actions? What will my life-scale show? My weight and vanity won’t matter an iota.

But I tell you that everyone will have to give account on the day of judgment for every empty word they have spoken. Matthew 12: 36 NIV

 On display won’t be my weight, but my life. All of my life.

For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each of us may receive what is due us for the things while in the body, whether good or bad.

2 Corinthians 5:10 NIV

It’s time to take my words and actions more seriously because God certainly does.

Let’s Walk and Talk Worthy!



2 thoughts on “The Scales”

  1. Oh no way! would I be buying a scale like that!!! Record it for all to see! Nope – it would be etched into my brain what the number is! I’ll remember – no helpful reminders necessary. And a number on a scale is a good thing – keeps up healthy. But that “inner beauty”, that number of how many smiles you shared today – that doesn’t show on the scale. How you cared for someone. Nope. No number on the scale for that. How you shared what you have – THAT should be counted as some type of weight reduction! Heck -if that was the case, charity organizations wouldn’t know what to do with the cash flow. People would surely donate for the dollar to pound ratio.

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