Thursday, April 01, 2004

I saw my first croci and daffodils this week... Spring is a reality. Thank God!

I saw them 2 days ago on my drive to the dentist's. It made me smile to see them and relieved some of my worry about 1) being late, 2) having a long drive to an unknown area, 3) facing the possibity of having a tooth pulled, and 4) not knowing if I was carrying enough money to cover the cost. I'm not really a worrier, in fact one of my favorite sayings is: "Worry is a insult to God", but all those factors combined caused me considerable worry and stress. So, that little distraction caused by driving past daffodils was a welcome relief.

Well, I did get there on time, with some speedy driving and thanks to God for protecting me and others from my excessive speed. The tooth was pulled without any problems and I was soon heading back home at much more legal speeds. It feels strange to have a hole in my teeth, like I'm a 1st grader again. The hole in my mouth feels huge, like you could drive a semi-truck through it.

Here's a quote from C. S. Lewis if found cited in a book I'm reading"The Last Supper throught the Resurection:The Savior's Final Hours" by Holzapfel and Wayment:
"I am trying here to prevent anyone saying the really foolish thing that people often say about Him (Christ): 'I'm ready to accept Jesus as a great moral teacher, but I don't accept His claim to be God.' That is the one thing we must not say. A man who is merely a man and said the sort of things Jesus said would not be a great moral teacher. He would either be a lunatic- on a level with the man who says he is a poached egg- or else he would be the Devil of Hell. You must make your choice. Either this man was, and is, the Son of God: or else a madman or something worse. You can shut Him up for a fool, you can spit at Him and kill Him as a demon; or you can fall at His feet and call Him the Lord and God. But let us not come with any patronising nonsense about His being a great human teacher. He has not left that open to us. He did not intend to." quoted from Mere Christianity, pg 56

I leave you with this motherly insight.

It's hard to wake a sleeping teenage boy.

It's harder to wake for school, a sleeping teenage boy.

It's harder still to wake for school, a sleeping teenage boy who was up all night, working.

It's even harder still to wake for school a sleeping teenage boy who was up all night, working.

It's impossible to wake for school, a sleeping teenage boy who was up all night, working, when he is fasting.

It just can't be done.

I foolishly tried.


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