Saturday, May 21, 2011

When NV Means More Than Nevada

Riddle me this, Batman...

What is only a wee bit larger than a bread box (does anyone even have a bread box anymore?), is a perpetual source of humidity, is a hideous 1960's yellow, and designed for one, but usually harbors at least three?

Our bathroom!!!

Scott is a magnificent designer and carpenter.  I would love for him to take military explosives to the bathroom and start from scratch.  Unfortunately, we have this guy, Bill who lives with us.  He usually brings about five or six of his friends -- also named bill.  They make us go to work and they drain our bank account every month.  They rarely leave us enough to consider a large expense like a completely new bathroom.  So, I suffer from "Bathroom Envy."

Bathroom Envy can actually be spiritually life threatening.  Sure, it starts out small, maybe just a symptom or two, but eventually consumes everything with which it comes in contact.  That is, if you don't head it off with the proper course of treatment.  Not only can it be deadly in and of itself, but it can metastasize to other parts of one's life.  It can lead to "Kitchen Envy," "Garage Envy," "Lawn Envy," even "Shoe Envy!"  Envy can manifest itself in many, many forms.

Don't panic!  According to Spurgeon, there is a cure:

"The cure for envy lies in living under a constant sense of the divine presence, worshiping God and communing with Him all the day long, however long the day may seem. The more of heaven there is in our lives, the less of earth we shall covet. The fear of God casts out envy of men."

How wonderful is that?!  Partake of Jesus, and even the best this world can offer will seem like dregs.  After receiving the blessings of Our Heavenly Father, the finite, temporal things of this world are offal.  When you are filled with Jesus, there is no room for anything else!     

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