Through a glass darkly

"For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known." (1 Corinthians 13:12)KJV

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Random August Thoughts

- I've had a lot of blog visitors lately due to my posts on 22 Reasons Not To Get Married. Thanks to those who have linked here fron their blogs. From the comments I've received it sounds as if I've struck a chord with a few folks out there.

- Now that I'm back from my July vacations, I've been taking the time to do all my doctor, dentist appointments. I won't go into all the gory details but suffice it to say, some of these exams are part of my getting older. One I will mention that's not gross or too personal is my knee. For the past seven years or so, I've had a bump on my left knee caused from diving for a line drive while playing right field in our coed softball league. I landed on a plastic sprinkler head and so I have have this semi-hard knot just below my kneecap. Since I was seeing my doctor for a whole bunch of things, I decided to mention it to her -it only bothers me when I'm kneeling on the ground. "Well, you must have an x-ray of both knees," she insisted, thinking it to be a calcification. After several pics of BOTH knees, she decided (as I suggested) it was merely a fluid filled sac. She calls the Ortho who tells her its a pre-patella bursitis that cannot be drained but has to be surgically removed (in-office, though). I don't think it bothers me THAT much! I did see my x-rays though and for playing sports most of my life, I had pretty good space between my leg joints for an old lady of almost 47.

-Do you ever get frustrated that the bad guys seem to never "get theirs" in this life? I see this all the time -no wonder my favorite Bible chapter is Psalm 73 (Asaph's complaint). Every once in a while though, a little justice is served -the murderer is executed, the prideful/boastful are humbled, the thief is caught and punished, the slacker at work is fired, the bully gets pummeled. We are tempted in all these situations to gloat and say, "Ha, you had it coming." Recently, I've had the opportunity to observe a little "earthly justice" with my own eyes. (I'm not ready to describe the circumstances about that yet.) Part of me wants to be able to say, "I told you so," but that wouldn't be very Christ-like. Still, it does give me hope for those times when I complain that life seems so terribly unfair. God is still on the throne.

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