Saturday, July 18, 2015

Bud vs. The Fan

Yesterday I had a cup of coffee in one hand and a plate with a cinnamon roll on it in the other. There is a little table next to the couch that would make a nice place to set my coffee while I ate the roll. Only one thing stood in the way. A fan. There was enough space between the fan and the table that I could sit on the edge of the couch straddling the fan and enjoy my treat. But to get there I had to step over the fan. I'm not sure what went wrong but I didn't make it. Instead my foot came down near the top of the fan, slid down the side of it, and got impaled by a piece that was sticking up on the side.

I threw my foot up as I fell backwards onto my back on the couch in pain. By some miracle the plate and cup remained upright and nothing spilled.

Raymond and Marae pitched in to doctor my foot. As they worked on it they agreed it should probably have stitches. We opted to do the best we could at home and see if it would close up and stop bleeding without stitches. Shown also is what it looked like this morning.

Psalm 106:21-23

21 They forgot God, their Savior, who had done great things in Egypt, 
22 wondrous works in the land of Ham, and awesome deeds by the Red Sea. 
23 Therefore he said he would destroy them had not Moses, his chosen one, stood in the breach before him, to turn away his wrath from destroying them. 
Psalms 106:21-23

I haven't done any serious research into this but when I read it this morning it hit me that
  1. I, like the Israelites of old, too easily forget my Savior, who has done great things on my behalf to secure my salvation and a place in His family forever.
  2. The holy God, creator of the heavens and earth, to whom all respect and obedience and reverence and worship is due, has every right to destroy those who treat His salvation so lightly.
  3. Jesus, His chosen one who is greater than Moses, stands in the breach before Him to turn away His wrath from destroying us.
If I were a preacher...