Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Afflictions are Preparations?

The winter prepares the earth for the spring, so do afflictions sanctified prepare the soul for glory.    —Richard Sibbes

In mid February I awoke with back and arm pain.  
After five days of useless pill popping
my wife suggested that I call the doctor.  
Why?  I love pain!  I eat pain for breakfast!  
The doctor said, "The ex-rays show that something is wrong
and you  need to go see a different doctor
who knows about bones and disks and things like that.
Take these horse pills for the pain"
So after six weeks of waiting
I was able to see the Specialist and get an MRI scheduled.
Of course he told me to stop taking the pain meds
and gave me some anti-inflammation meds.
So now I am whining about the pain again.


  1. I'm sure there is some sermon or Sunday School illustration about combating symptoms vs combating causes. Would prayer help?

  2. I have had one of the elders pray for me and my friends around here, and the pain has reduced some, but yes, please pray.


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