May 13, 2018
Reflections from the Heart of Allan Redenius
I recently went to the doctor for my annual check-up. Apparently, as you get older, this annual safari is required! I don’t know why. Even when I pass with flying colors, the doctor refuses to give me a written guarantee of long life. J
There was one little hitch in my report—my weight. Though I’ve lost weight since the last weigh-in, the doctor says there’s a ways to go yet---a long way! At hearing this, I asked the doctor, “You know what I need?” Of course the doctor said, “I don’t know.” To which I responded, “I need a doctor who smokes and is fat.” She laughed at my teasing…..
Then the doctor lowered the boom. “Quit drinking so much coffee!” “Now wait just a minute,” I responded. “Coffee is just another way that God tells you that He loves you…..and He loves me a bunch!” Here’s a secret for you. Doctors need to get a tad bit more of a sense of humor. J
After I was dressed again and went into the lobby, Armona asked, “How did it go?” I convinced her that it went well. So, we went out for a chocolate turtle sundae and a cup of coffee. Obviously, the doctor did not come along. ;-)
Seriously, I am thankful for good health. But, it is my health with my God to which I pay most attention. How goes it with your health? With God that is…..
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Allan Redenius is the Pastor of First Covenant Church in Fort Dodge, Iowa. This blog reflects his love for Our Lord Jesus Christ, his whimsical sense of humor and his approach to life.