Friday, November 28, 2008
I love black friday... all the madness and fun... I got a new comforter set today... baby blue and chocolate. For those of you who don't know the story of my beautiful bed, here it is.
New Wine, Old Air Mattress?
When we moved to Alabama in 2006, we had been renting a queen-size bed from a rent to own place. Knowing that we would be staying with my parents for two months, we decided to let the bed go back. We could not see paying for it to stay in storage. However, if I had known then what was going to happen, I probably would have kept it... But, God had a better plan.
At Mom’s house, we wound up sleeping on an air mattress. Not just any air mattress, one of those fancy ones with an electric pump. That was ok for a while, until one of my children decided to see how resilient an air mattress is when stabbed with a metal fingernail file. Can’t u hear it now? POW! SSSSSSSSSSSSSSSsssssssssssssss! Needless to say, the file won. So, I patched it using Q-tip cotton and crazy glue (don’t be alarmed when it begins to smoke, it’s part of the process). Then we sprung another leak, so I got out the Q-tips and crazy glue again. That was fine until the patch began to leak. Then I put on more Q-tip cotton and crazy glue. That made the whole area so stiff it cracked. So, I got an idea; I plugged in my hot glue gun. I didn’t want it too hot, so after the glue began to melt, I unplugged it. Then I began to goop it over the hole. If you sit on and air mattress that has a hole in it, and squeeze hot glue onto it, it makes some really cool glue bubbles, but does nothing to fix the hole. So, I got smart... I let all of the air out, and then put on more glue. Need I tell you that it still leaks?
Kind of reminds me of Matthew 9: 16-17
People don't sew a patch of new cloth on old clothes. The new piece will pull away from the old. That will make the tear worse. People don't pour new wine into old wineskins. If they do, the skins will burst. The wine will run out, and the wineskins will be destroyed. No, everyone pours new wine into new wineskins. Then both are saved.
We have to be refreshed and renewed by God in order to be ready for the new wine. I need a new bed!
God’s Plan was sooo
much better; I now
have a king-size bed