This hand towel was a special gift from another turtle. B has been 'pond'ering what to do with her crisp white towel for some time. Part of her wants to save it. "Save it for what?" you might ask.
B has seen lots of other turtles save their gifts. You may be familiar with the 'Save the Towel' campaign. The turtles wait for a special occasion to use their towel. Many days and even years go by with their towel tucked away in their shell. For some turtles, that special day never comes. Their towel is never used and they leave the pond with great regret.
B thought about hanging up her towel for show, hoping no one would need it. She can't really do that though because she sees the dirty turtle toes around her. She knows how great it is to have your turtle feet cleaned! That's when she began to understand why she was given a towel. "Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others." (I Peter 4:10)
B has a riddle for you: What's black and white and red all over? If you answered the newspaper, that's only part of the answer. The real answer is the Bible. The red letters make the purpose of the towel clear. Read Jesus's red words after He used his towel.
"Do you understand what I have done for you?" he asked them. "You call me 'Teacher' and 'Lord,' and rightly so, for that is what I am. Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another's feet. I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you. I tell you the truth, no servant is greater than his master, nor is a messenger greater than the one who sent him. Now that you know these things, you will be blessed if you do them. John 13:12-17
Don't throw in your towel turtle girls...use it. You will be blessed!
B His Girl