Dipping for Jesus


Even though there are lots of dippers in my family, I am so not one of them. I think people should eat their food and drink their drinks and never the twain should steep. I'm not sure why so many people think that their solids and liquids have to come together to make something that can no longer be classified as either.

I guess that's why I'm not a big dipper. I'm not a little dipper either. I won't dip, donít ask me. To me, dipping is pretty close to an illness. As a matter of fact, when you're soaking a cookie and mess up on the timing, you have to watch a perfectly good cookie with a composition that's reduced to mush. I call that Oreo-porosis. Vitamin-fortified milk doesn't help.

And what about when you leave your tasty little morsel even longer than too long and the entire thing caves? It's a total crisis of dunking. Do you fish for the lost cookie or donut or whatever (not exactly a high-class move), or do you have a little time of mourning and just let it go? And then when you get to the end of your drink, what do you do with the semi-solids in the last swig? Chewing your drink? That's just wrong.

I don't know, maybe it's a pride thing, but I refuse to dip. Good thing I'm not in a Naaman kind of position, huh? Elisha told him to dip in the river seven times to get rid of his leprosy, but he wanted something fancier than your basic dunk. And because of his pride he almost missed a healing!

Pride can cause to miss a lot of great things. But we can learn humility from the example of Jesus. His humility? Now that's something we can sink our teeth into.

I'm still drawing the line, though, at drinking cookie pulp. I think I'll always find that hard to swallow.

Rhonda Rhea rrhea@juno.com

Receive our free newsletters


The Illustrator: This daily newsletter is dedicated to encouraging everyone to look towards Jesus as the source of all the solutions to our problems. It contains a daily inspirational story, a Bible verse and encouraging messages. HTML and plain text versions available. 

 

The Nugget: Published three times a week, this newsletter features inspirational devotionals and mini-sermons dedicated to drawing mankind closer to each other and to Christ.

Visit Answers2Prayer

Subscribe Here:
The Illustrator
The Nugget

Your email:

Please be aware that you will receive a confirmation message via email. Once you receive it, please click on the link mentioned in the email. If you have problems please email us.