Today, I am thankful for double entendres.
It’s been a week of contradictions.
I have had food poisoning =(
and spent considerable time in the hospital.
I am thankful for the emergency room.
I needed the space away from home, and it was an emergency.
I am thankful that when James said, “in sickness and in health”, he meant it…
not simply as a cute, romantic, and antiquated notion; but literally
in my sickness,
in his health.
As he dumped and cleaned out my bucket
time after time.
It made me realize something.
I was violently ill, and helpless, and that didn’t change James’ love for me.
It wasn’t his fault that I had food poisoning, I ate the bad chicken.
Yet, when bad things happen to me in life,
I assume that God left me alone.
I blame HIM.
I wouldn’t dream of blaming James for my food poisoning,
but I would and have blamed God for everything bad that has happened in my life.
When I am ill, I blame the food poisoning.
When life goes awry, I will start blaming SIN
instead of the Creator who
made a way to clean up the mess that sin made.
English Standard Version
For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly.