Last Thursday in June. Next-to-last day in June. I hate to see it go.
Brief and quick today. In a short while, we're to head off to Wife's dentist appointment. Where, Lord willing, at least some of her problem can be fixed, at least as well as human hands can accomplish. It's been a very very rough couple of weeks, far too long to have to endure the agony of dental issues. So we're hopeful.
It does mean that I've not been able to do the grinding and painting stuff on that outdoor furniture, but I guess that table can wait a few more hours or days even.
=====>>>>>> UPDATE 😓
Well, that did not go well.
Dentist got her numbed up and started tugging on the tooth, and it began to crack. About the strength of chalk, was how she put it.
SO. Tooth still in. They gave us several names for referral, but now we have to go see a dental SURGEON. We just got home, so probably the offices for same are closed for the day, and will work no more on Friday than they must. Soooo Friday morning will be occupied with phone calls seeking a dental surgeon that will
- take our insurance and
- be within our VERY limited price range
Color us less than overjoyed. We're now approaching three weeks of this stuff. NOT a good time, not at all.
The Old Testament reading is chapters 16, 17, and 18 of Job.
The New Testament reading is verses 1-22 of chapter 9 in the Acts of the Apostles.
This is the account of Saul, a prominent persecutor of the church, and his encounter with the Angel of the Lord. One of the biggest turn-arounds in history, and the beginning of the ministry of Paul.
A very interesting account, miraculous of course, and one of those utterly improbable events that changed the course of history right through the present time.
We remember Saul-turned-Paul. And should.
But what of the others? The Lord sent Ananias to see him, the the big persecutor. Ananias carried out the pretty scary mission assigned to him. After that, what happened to him? No books in the Bible with him as author. No churches named after him. No streets or colleges. But he was faithful, no matter what. That's worth honor and a memory. What did he do later? What series of events led to him being the kind of person that had heard the Gospel, and believed, and was willing to do the Lord's will? Who brought the Gospel to him? These are fair questions. Who brought the Gospel to each of us, and shaped us in ways we never noticed or honored? Who have we done those things for? We may not be called to be a Paul, but we're all called to be an Ananias..
And what of those who were with Saul that day on the Damascus road? What of them?