Wednesday, September 17

Ha.

 
Today, this really isn't very funny.
It's very true.
And real.
Too real.
 
My parents both have wonderful teeth.
My one and only sister has nice teeth.
I do not.
I had a rotten tooth pulled before I even started school.
I had braces.
I've had fillings.
I've had gaps.
I've had extractions.
I've had reactions from pain medicines
BECAUSE
my.teeth.hurt.
 
But, I'd rather GO to the dentist
 and deal with the pain THEY can inflict,
 rather than live with the pain
 my own teeth have caused me.
I like dentists.
My real dentist is an Iron Man.
He wears funny socks.
He swims, then rides his bike, then runs.
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Let's talk about pain.
If a preacher tells you he's going to have to tell you the truth,
it will probably hurt.
If a doctor tells you to take a breath....
you better prepare yourself for something unpleasant.
If a dentist tells you a shot is going to hurt,
it WILL.
 
Pain comes in many forms.
 
The pain you get from getting your finger pinched between two bricks
is nothing like the dark feeling of pain your soul can have.
Falling off of a bike feels nothing like worrying about
somebody's welfare, happiness or safety.
Stubbing your toe hurts, but it's different than having to call
your insurance company to report a claim.
A claim that was your fault.
Because you're dumb.
The pain of getting bit by a stray dog isn't the same kind of
pain you feel when you LOSE a beloved dog.
The pain of missing a loved one isn't anything
like the pain of healing up after a surgery.
But it's all going to be pain in some form.

Pain is Pain
right?
 
It can be a noun:
physical suffering or distress, as due to injury, illness, etc.
a distressing sensation in a particular part of the body:
a back pain.
mental or emotional suffering or torment:
(now there's a nice word....TORMENT)
 
It can be a verb:
(used with object)
to cause (someone) mental or emotional pain; distress:
Your sarcasm pained me.
 
Physically, I have a high tolerance for pain.
That's why I let this wisdom tooth go for so long.
Cause I could *take it*.
But even I have a point where I can't take it anymore.
 
John 16:33  (KJV) These things I have spoken unto you,
 that in me ye might have peace.
 In the world ye shall have tribulation:
 but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.

Sooooo,  guess what?
We will live with some kind of pain
as long as we are on this earth.
And pain will come from every direction.
Whether it be a tooth,
a relationship,
a money problem,
or just a good old fashion heart-ache.....
Let the Lord be your strength.

Nahum 1:7King  (KJV)
 The Lord is good, a strong hold in the day of trouble;
 and he knoweth them that trust in him.
 

 

2 comments:

Leslie Berridge said...

YOU ARE SO RIGHT!!! I WILL TAKE MY PAIN OVER YOURS ANY DAY!! RIGHT?

YOU ARE A WAY WITH PAIN AND WORDS AND I LOVE YOU FOR IT.

DO YOU STILL HAVE YOUR WISDOM TEETH?

Grammie Kim said...

Michele, I am always amazed at how you put your finger right on the bruise...I have several pains that are not physical, but hurting for others. Well said, AGAIN, Mo. Well said.