Monday, August 5, 2013

Calamine Lotion, Iodine, Or A Bandaid

If you were born in the late fifties early sixties, going outside playing was like the thing to do. The only time you stayed in the house was if you were really sick or the weather did not permit you to. If you ran into something that caused a rash, mom would wash it off put the Calamine lotion on and you would get right back out there. If you fell off your bike( and we didn't have helmets), scraped a knee or an elbow you run in the house, mom would get out the dreaded stinging iodine and you would wear that orange stain for days until the wound scabbed up. You did not let any of this deter you from going outside to play. A bath and Ivory soap to end the evening a comic book or coloring put you right to sleep all to begin again the next day. And yes, during the week it was school. Imagine the task God has day in and day out. What he expects of us. Yes, our lives are filled with Calmine lotion experiences. Iodine hurts. But our faith in God really cures it all. We live in a fast paced world, it is so vital to remember who is in control.

Proverbs 4:20-22 My child, pay attention to what I say. Listen to my words. Never let them get away from you. Remember them and keep them in your heart. They will give life and health to anyone who understands them.

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