Friday, February 07, 2014
Next time I'll call a plumber.
All I wanted to do was replace a leaky, rusted faucet on my bathroom sink. No big deal. The instructions said it would take 12 minutes. Twelve minutes! Well, it took more than 12 minutes just to configure my body under the sink to turn the water off. But then when I turned the water off I realized those valves needed to be replaced too, as did the water lines going to the faucet. Back to the hardware store I go. Come home, get under the sink. Wrong parts. Back to the store. See a pattern? Yea. Long story short, it took many multiple trips back to the store, more money every time, then back home, under the sink, hit my head, hurt my back, all while 3 four-legged "helpers" are vying to see who can get in my lap and "help" the most. Not only that, but the rust has covered the bolts on the old faucet so now I have to replace the sink. Well, they don't make that size sink anymore so now I need to replace the cabinet. And if I'm gonna replace the cabinet, I'm gonna have to paint the whole bathroom. ...It was just a faucet. ...Twelve minutes... In 1 Kings chapter 10, it says that Solomon was greater in riches and wisdom than all the other kings of the earth. (I bet he had really nice faucets!) It says the whole world sought audience with him. God had blessed him with everything he could ever need or want. But then Solomon made one little bad choice. Chapter 11 of 1 Kings starts out, "However..." And the end of Solomon's story is tragic. One little bad choice led to one more little bad choice which led to another, and on and on and on. Every tragedy starts with one bad choice. Nobody EVER sees it coming. Not me with my faucet. Not Solomon with his wives. Not the crack addict or the alcoholic or the Christian who allows one little bad choice to go unconfessed. It just snowballs until tragedy. 1 John 1:9 says God is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness. So, don't let it snowball. Whatever little bad choices you have made, ask for forgiveness now before it's a tragedy. Oh, and just break down and call a plumber if you need one. It'll be cheaper.