This week I was in the local Walgreen’s getting some prescriptions filled. His man caught my attention as he was impatiently pacing back and forth waiting in line to talk to the pharmacist (who was very patiently helping a senior citizen). He plopped down in the chair next to me and asked me….”is there a pharmacy anywhere near here.” My face must have given away that I was confused by the question because we were already SITTING IN a pharmacy. He stood up and said in a very loud voice….”I got f’n cancer and I am waiting in line behind an f’n old lady buying an f’n mop…..I aint got f’n time for this” and stormed away. As I sat there gathering myself (and hoping that the sweet little lady in line was hearing impaired), a picture came to my mind. One day in Children’s Church we filled a glass all the way to the top with water and put it on a table, then began banging on the table. Of course the water spilled out. The glass is me and my life, the water is what is inside me, and the banging is the trials and pressure the world brings to all our lives from time to time. I hope what’s splashing out of me is not what was “splashing out” of that man of my chance encounter.
“Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, streams of living water will flow from within him.” John 7:38