Sunday, 8 March 2015

Waaah! by Susan L.

  There's going to be a bit of a whine and cheese party this morning. I'm still not well. Better. But not a hundred percent which probably means it's viral because the antibiotics didn't kill the bug. This thing, virus, whatever has sapped my strength and has me feeling a bit frustrated and cranky as well.
  Maybe it's a good thing I live on my own! Pumpkin doesn't take it personally when I push him away despite his frequent and often obnoxious, in my face, demands to be cuddled. I'm glad he's so affectionate, just not all the time! I am not resting on the couch to serve him! See? Cranky!
  Which leads me to wonder about the doctor's diagnosis and her quick decision to write the prescription in the first place. This heavy, long lasting chest cold is everywhere.
  It's been in the news many times how our antibiotics are no longer working due to over-use. Is this an example? I know I would have been disappointed if she'd told me it was a virus and there was nothing she could do. Which begs the question: how much of a doctor's evolution to being a mere pill pusher is our own fault?
  We live in a society that demands quick solutions for everything. Instant gratification in the pursuit of happiness and health. I have been shaped by it as much as anyone.
  I watched an old black and white movie last week that was filmed during the war. One of the lines leapt out, "We'll buy something to make us happy." I shook my head in dismay. The brainwashing to buy bigger, better, newest has been going on for a long time. The credit card companies love it.
  I used to be like that, using material things to fill a void, a longing, the sense of being so alone.
  Jesus has helped set me free step by step. Even when I slip back into the old ways, He gently brings me painlessly back to His.
  One of the greatest myths of Christianity is that once Jesus is embraced as Lord and Saviour, we have to give up everything we enjoy or own. That's where His grace comes in and the space to discover exactly what a walk with Christ means for us personally. Now that's something to chase the crankies away!
  "But Ruth said: "Entreat me not to leave you, or to turn back from following you; For wherever you go, I will go; And wherever you lodge, I will lodge; your people shall be my people, and your God, my God." Ruth 1:16


  1. I had made a comment a few weeks back about picking up your "virus" through the computer. Like you, I am still sick - since the 14th of February. I am sick and tired of being sick and tire - and blowing, and coughing, and lethargic, and grumpy, and, and, and....It is a bear of a bug!!! My friend, who also has been sick, was told this virus is hanging around for 8 weeks. Goodness. I wish I was that tenacious in areas of my life!! :-) Hang in there!

    1. Thanks! There's nothing better than peer support. I pray you and your friend get better soon.