Archive for March 2nd, 2008

Poor Tummy-O

Sunday, March 2nd, 2008

This evening I had to stay home from evening worship, due to finally succumbing to the unpleasant tummy bug that’s been hovering about our family for a few weeks. Now it’s time to go to bed, and hopefully be well enough to carry on with life’s duties as usual tomorrow. I DO feel quite a bit better.

As I was snuggled under extra covers due to shaking chills, I thought of the many things for which I can be thankful, even in this. Here are some things that came to mind:

  • We have good, wholesome water to drink. This affliction is not from tainted, filthy water.
  • We have wholesome food to eat, in plenty.
  • We can easily keep our clothing and our environment clean, to cut down on the likelihood of “filth” diseases.
  • When I am well, I can assemble with others to worship the Lord, without fear of senseless violence and persecution.
  • We have a loving church family for whom we care, and who, in turn, care for us.
  • We have INDOOR plumbing, and central heating, both of which are a great comfort when one is ill.
  • My family carries on, keeping things neat and feeding themselves, when I’m out of commission.
  • I have my own copy of the Bible, which I may read and which I may study, and find comfort (and conviction) therein.
  • I am not ill with a chronic, debilitating illness.

Well, I could go on. But it is time to bid you, Adieu. May the Lord keep you safe, bless you with a true nearness to Himself, and keep you well. May your heart overflow in love and gratitude to Him:

And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. – Romans 8:28