Friday, May 23, 2008

Saturday Night Skit

I went to a youth group meeting one week when I was in junior high school and saw a skit that struck me funny. So funny in fact, that I have never forgotten it. There was this sixteen year old guy lying on the floor about eight feet away from a glass of water that was also on the floor. He looked worn and very thirsty, and pulled himself across the floor as though he were dragging himself though the hottest, driest, desert. As he inched his way toward the cup, he grabbed his throat, and with a parched voice said, "Water....Water!" The closer he got to the cup everyone started to cheer him on. Thinking he was surely going to die before he closed in on the glass I watched carefully wondering how the story would end. As he finally came within reach of the glass of water he stopped, slowly reached into his back pocket, pulled out a comb, dipped it into the water, and sat up combing his hair as though he were Elvis himself. It was a surprise ending to all that drama.

According to Qavah's blood test, her white cells are attacking the bacteria in her bronchial tubes on their own. Her white count is up where it needs to be to fight. Her temperature is still a little high, but the fever is doing its job, creating a hostile environment for the bacteria. Kathryn has still been unable to get comfortable, and is once again feeling trapped by her body. She has very limited mobility because of the cracked rib. Paul and Paul Burton scrubbed the upper porch and I am trying to make her a pleasant place to sit outside. We'll have it finished by tomorrow and Kathryn will be able to get some fresh air and enjoy the sunshine.

Lord, it has been a long week for everyone. There were disasters and hardships this week that took us by surprise. As we inch our way through times that are as dry as the desert, help us to reach for the Living Water, and find in Him refreshment to quench our thirsty souls.

"...but whoever drinks the water I give him will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life." John 4:14