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Vroomba: Uriah Revs-Up his Maintenance Mission

by Jamison (Jim) Brown

In “Part 1: The Young Disciple,” Uriah was a three-year-old with an exceptional awareness for maintenance and care. When he discovered a broken towel dispenser at his preschool, he understood the health implications and acted by informing his teacher. Part 1 highlighted Uriah’s maturity and the lesson that even the youngest can lead by example in promoting community well-being and responsibility.


The robot waited silently in the darkness, refueling for an important mission. Uriah would soon arrive, ready for another day of inspection and meticulous cleaning of the preschool’s floors.

Amid the colorful chaos of learning and play, Uriah had discovered a new fascination. It wasn’t a toy or a book that caught his attention, but the preschool’s Roomba robotic vacuum. To him, it was more than just a machine; it was a vital tool in his quest to maintain a pristine environment for everyone in the preschool.

Miss Kathy stood outside in the designated drop-off area, greeting the preschoolers for another day. As expected, the early morning attitudes were not all positive.

“Good morning, Miss Kathy!” Uriah shouted through the slightly lowered window before his mother could even stop the car. “Is the vacuum all charged up?”

“It sure is,” Miss Kathy replied with assurance.

Uriah’s young face beamed with enthusiasm. His eyes sparkled as he followed Miss Kathy to his classroom, briefly pausing for a glimpse of the vacuum as they passed the charging station.

Every day, as the church bells announced the end of classroom activities, Uriah would make sure the floors were clear of any obstacles. He would watch, fascinated, as the vacuum hummed and buzzed across the floor, its systematic movements ensuring every inch was free from crumbs and debris. It was a small world of order amid the unpredictable world of preschool life.

Everyone noticed Uriah’s commitment to keeping the floors clean. His teachers saw it as an extension of his keen sense of maintenance, a skill that had already proven itself valuable. His classmates, initially curious, began to share in his enthusiasm. They learned from Uriah’s example to clear their toys and books, making the vacuum’s job easier and their play space cleaner.

Uriah’s actions provided a testament to his growing awareness of how small contributions can make a big difference. In the humble act of cleaning the floors, he teaches us that every task, no matter how small, carries the weight of care for our community, echoing the truth that in serving others in even the simplest ways, we reflect a deeper stewardship of the world entrusted to us.

In his own way, Uriah was becoming a guardian of his environment, a role he embraced with seriousness and joy, teaching everyone around him the value of caring for the world, one clean floor at a time.

Inspired by actual events.

23 Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, 24 since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.

– Colossians 3:23-24

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    Jane says:

    You make Uriah a fine example of God’s good works!

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      Jim says:

      Thanks, Jane. Uriah is certainly an inspiration.

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    Ann says:

    Thank you for another sweet and uplifting story about Uriah.

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      Jim says:

      Thank you for your kind and encouraging words, Ann. It’s a pleasure and an honor to tell Uriah’s story.

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