Friday, February 24, 2017

The Tower of Pisa

Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in
Christ Jesus. (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18)

I’ve had an interesting week. This Wednesday I ended up at the doctor’s office because I was having difficulty swallowing. Well a cotton swab latter and a “stick out your tongue” comment and the test is completed. Results come back –negative for strep. Yes!

Nevertheless, I come home with a pack of antibiotics.

Thursday morning I’m feeling better. No trouble swallowing. But what has grabbed my attention is a small white dot on my gum. Well, what could it be?

Friday morning the white dot is present along with other irritation on my gum. I’ve been battling with a tooth that perhaps should have been gone two years ago!

One phone call later and I’m headed to the dentist. I’ve been going to the same dentist for over 28 years. My doctor is out on vacation and Dr. Lewis his partner takes me in. This is an emergency visit!

Liz, the hygienist takes an x-ray. Yep, there is an underlying infection, hence the “white dot”. 
Dr. Lewis enters the room examines the tooth, which by the way looks like the “Tower of Pisa”. 
Dr. Lewis says “well Liz, I think the time has come.”

I believe all the trouble I was having during the week stemmed from this tooth. 
A brewing infection had caused a lot of trouble.

We must deal with disease!

Why am I writing about my tooth experience?

When I arrived at the dentist office, Liz the hygienist examined me. Lisa my regular hygienist came to talk with me and keep me at ease. Eileen the assistant came and embraced and kissed me and assured me that all was going to be fine.

When Dr. Lewis arrived in the room it was like a party! We were celebrating the extraction of the soon to be GONE “Tower of Pisa”!

What a pleasant experience!

I want to thank Dr. Taub for all these years of service. Your staff is AWESOME! Dr. Lewis I love your personality and humor. You had me at ease (even though I almost broke Eileen’s hand). The extraction was a well-executed  experience and a much needed event that had to happen in this mouth!

When an infection is in our body, we must be vigilant to get it out. Leaving this army of disease brings further destruction to all that is good.

Sin, just like an infection must be eradicated from us. God hates sin! It's trouble begetting more trouble. The Ultimate Surgeon has come! He came to deal with sin. We who were made in his image have captured his heart! He is ready to deal with the sin. He is Good! 

My heart has been surrendered to the Great Surgeon and I feel well!

We must deal with disease!

The Bible says, “Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in your power to act.” (Proverbs 3:27) 

I believe speaking truth about this excellent service is now in my power. I commend Dr. Lewis, 
Dr. Taub and this great team! I feel great and I’m healing well!

I give thanks for today; for God’s wisdom that has been imparted to this great bunch of professionals! May the Good Lord bless them abundantly.

Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18)

God bless you!~Liz


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