And Then…There’s DRANO

January 27, 2008 at 11:39 pm Leave a comment

drain.jpgToday’s scenario in my bathroom involved a man, a plunger, a sink, and…then, eventually, after a trip to town…some mighty powerful DRANO-like chemicals.  After a couple hours, there it came:  hard, black, built-up deposits of who-knows-what in huge chunks.  Ugh!  Shew-wee!

What the plunger couldn’t touch no matter how hard it worked, the DRANO, after a couple hours soaking, loosened right up. 

Hmmm.  This theme is consistent in my day today.  First nibs, now this.  I’m a little hard-headed, but the Lord obviously has a message for me in “soaking”.   Apparently, we work to no end to increase the flow, when, in the end, to have “better flow”, it takes the right solvent, a little patience, and some soaking time.    

How about some dissolving agents applied between the channels of my soul and God Himself, waiting to pour down.  Pour down, like ink in a nib, waiting to flow.  Pour through, like a clear drain which had nothing but “life” in general stopping it up.  No real culprit.  No big stuff I know of, but something that ends up looking like black chunks of shew-wee.

We pray for that life-flow to be strong and swift, just like we need ink in a pen to flow, and water in the sink to drain.  Slower, slower they go over months until finally, there is just no flow at all.  Shut down occurs.  Who’s fault is it?  No-one’s sometimes.  What to blame?  Nothing…there is just build up.  And we need a soaking.

What do you do when you need a good soaking? 


Entry filed under: Christianity, Faith, Sprituality.

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