Lent: Day 8, 9, and 10…

Day 8: Sudafed, Tylenol PM, Mucinex

I woke up today congested, feeling a bit yucky.  So I added a lot of over-the-counter pills to my Lenten observance throughout the day.  I am thankful for modern medicine technology, for pharmaceuticals, and for relief they bring.

Thankful that one day will come when there will be no more sinus headaches, no more sneezing, and no more medicine-head.

“He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.”

Revelation 21:4


Day 9: sleep

After the Tylenol PM, I was blessed to have the opportunity to sleep in the next morning.  I added some extra hours of rest and night-time sleep, as well as a nap in the afternoon.  Sleep is good.  Thank you Jesus, for inventing sleep, for my comfy pillow, for a nice mattress, and a house to cover my head and drown out the outside noise.  I am also thankful that rest is commanded by God.  What a wise and wonderful God!  I am thankful that He allows us to rest guilt-free.

I am also thankful that after adding extra sleep, I’m starting to feel a little better.  I am thankful for the ultimate healing in Jesus.  He is the great physician.

“In peace I will both lie down and sleep; for you alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety.”

Psalm 4:8


Day 10: Julia Child

Helen had a biography project/presentation due this morning at school.  The aspiring chef chose Julia Child as the subject of her assignment.  She dressed up as Child and presented a cooking show for her class of fellow 3rd graders.  I was so proud of her.

Julia Child’s once said, “I didn’t start cooking until I was 32, before that I just ate.”  How many areas of life am I just eating, missing out on an abundance of tastes and scents.  Helen also played a remix video of Julia Child, and in it she mentions, “never stop cooking.”  And to think that she didn’t start until she was 32.

As we pay tribute to Julia Child today, I pray that Jesus reveal to me what I have been merely consuming without producing.  I pray that He whisper into me a new desire to start something and never want to stop.  Trusting that He has something for me, I am excited to open my senses to whatever it is.

“Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good! Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him!”

Psalm 34:8

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