Monday, April 11, 2011

The Plague and Puffs

Whenever I can, I like to  find a verse in the Bible that pertains to whatever it is I'm going through at any particular point in time.  Obviously, there are times in life when this can be a bit of a challenge.  

For example, I've never found a verse that talks about eating Lucky Charms,  or loving to watch cartoons; two BIGGIES for me.  

On the other hand, I've never killed a giant or set a nation free from bondage in Egypt; though if I ever do, at least I'll know where to find it in the Bible.

So it can be tough.

Which is why you can imagine my delight when this morning I stumbled upon  this verse from Psalm 73 which perfectly describes what I've been going through the last few days:

"For all the day long have I been plagued, 
and chastened every morning."

How exciting.  
Who knew that I would find a verse in the Bible that perfectly described my day yesterday as well as my morning today!?  
For yesterday, I WAS indeed "plagued all day long", as I spent literally hours sneezing, and snorting, and coughing up who knows what all, while my head was spinning, and my ears were ringing, as my Nyquil-addled mind took to me to realms only experienced by Alice of Wonderland fame.  
I think I was actually talking to a rabbit out in my yard at one point - hope I remembered my PJs.  I tell ya, Nyquil can do a number on ya if you take it during the day.
Then this morning I woke up feeling...even WORSE.  Or as they would say in Biblical times, "chastised".  Oh, what an honor to be chastened like David only with fever and congestion and eye gunk!  
What would normally make me feel sorry for myself and ask for prayers has only made me feel like a real live Bible character...who happens to be dying from a cold and too much Nyquil. 
Thank goodness I didn't read Job.  This little cold could've really gotten out of hand. 
Pass the Puffs.

As together we stand and sing.



  1. guffaw, guffaw; gesundheit my child, gesundheit! hope you are feeling better.

  2. My old Preacherman used to say "sweat it out" and then go play 4 rounds of basketball with the kids (maybe they were mormon boys) down the street. I always thought he was crazy.

  3. I know the last time I was sick it was ugly and thought I was gonna die. Reminded me of Abraham in Gen. 18:27 when he said "I am butt dust..." I think thats right, maybe misspelled something but thats the way I felt, like "butt dust".

    Deacon Giff