16 June 2017

This 'n' That

Sometimes, circumstances happen in life that are simply...poetic. You're going through life, taking it one day at a time, and suddenly, in the midst of confusion or life-altering moments, everything providentially falls into place. You rejoice in God's goodness and give Him all the glory.

Then there are times when everything is a mess. There is confusion or chaos, and it seems as though every decision is a life-altering one. Yet, far from everything sweetly working itself out, things become tied in bigger knots and you end up feeling more disoriented than ever. Still, you rest in God's sovereignty and give Him all the glory, knowing that His timing will be perfect.

And then there are all of those times in-between. Things are status quo, not much exciting is happening, and you're a wee bit thankful for the break from life's nonsense. And then, just to remind you that there is still sin in the world...a bird goes potty on you.

Yep, you read that correctly, and no, it's not meant to be a euphemism. This happened to me the other day. It was a beautiful evening, albeit a bit heavy outside. I was out for a walk to enjoy the fresh air when suddenly, I felt something on my leg. I reached down to brush it aside, assuming it was a mosquito and wanting to end its dinner early. But instead of lifting my hand to find a smashed bug, I found...well, I discovered that a bird had actually gone potty on my leg. It was a less-than-poetic moment.

Disgusting is not a strong enough word to describe this moment. Suffice it to say that after scrubbing my hand and leg with antibacterial soap, Clorox wipes, and alcohol, I still didn't feel like it was clean. The only next reasonable step was to douse it with acid and burn off my flesh, but that seemed a bit extreme, so I just tried not to use my hand for several hours.

I know, I know. "After last week, why are you telling us more disgusting things, Erin?" you ask. Well, I share this because some things just need to be shared. When things seem to be going well and life seems tame, just remember this: a bird still might potty on you. However, please also remember this: even in your most disgusting bird dropping-covered moments, God ought still to be praised, if for no other reason than to acknowledge His obvious sense of humor.

Well, now that I've relived that moment, I think I need more Clorox wipes. While I go look for some, why don't you enjoy your week in review (kind of):
  • On the great exchanges found in Romans (hey, that reminds me of this!).
  • This is enough to make you nauseous. How long, Lord?
  • No, your subjective, personal impressions are not divine revelation.
  • Beware the perils along the road to success.
  • Did John Calvin care about missions?
  • I must keep reminding myself that I don't need this.
  • Here's your weekly dose of adorable.
  • This is so accurate!
  • Let's be praying for Kevin DeYoung as he begins this new chapter of ministry.
  • This is so sweet! Okay, all together now..."Awwww!"
  • As far as I'm concerned, Adam West is the only Batman there will ever be.
  • Abler Chou on the need for Christian intellectual engagement:

1 comment:

  1. A friend of mine is at The Master's University. He loves taking classes from Abner Chou. Every time he takes a class, or engages with him outside of class, my friend's esteem grows all the more. This week he said not only was Dr Chou's Hebrews class so excellent, but Dr Chou is probably one of the greatest scholars ever. Thanks for posting something from Dr Chou. I have been looking for his sermons on Job online. I watched one and it was so good, stunning in its insights and approach to this venerable book. I so want to find the others in the series.

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