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Putting all my eggs in His Basket
by Julie Michaelson
11/15/10
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Behold,
I am doing
a new thing;
now it springs
forth....
I will make
a way
in the
wilderness,
and
rivers
in
the desert.
[Isaiah 43:19]
********************
"I'm a FAILURE,
LORD*."

[NOD.]

(Stare up at the ceiling.)
"SEE?
You AGREE
with me!"

[NOD.]
"But,
you are
My failure,
child."

(Irritable squint.)
"I dunno....
what that MEANS!"

[CALM NOD.]
"Yes.
I know."

(Sip some orange soda**.)
"Why don't You
help me OUT,
more?"

[SILENCE.]

"How come You
bless all these OTHER
people.....
up the WAZOO?"

[CHUCKLE.]
"What is
that,
My beloved?"

(Impatient shout.)
"LORD!
You need to
get a BOOK
of AMERICAN-ENGLISH
IDIOMS!"

[PATIENT SIGH.]
"Oy vey."

"EXACTLY!
That's I SAY!
How COME......?"

[PATIENT VOICE.]
"Child,
what does
My Word
say?"

"Ya mean...
THIS ONE:

For
My thoughts
are not
your thoughts,
Neither are
your ways
My ways,
says the Lord.
[Isaiah 55:8]

...THIS ONE?"

[PATIENT NOD.]

(Scratch scruffy head.)
"I never understand
what that MEANS?"

[QUIET VOICE.]
"Listen."

(Pause.)
(Sip some more soda.)
(Burp.)
"I don't HEAR nothin'."

[SIGH.]

(Look up at ceiling.)
"The THING is.....
all MY EGGS
are either BROKEN,
STAMPED ON,
cracked,
or SPOILED!"

[NOD.]

"Every EGG***
I wanna BOIL,
and make into
EGG SALAD....
turns out to
have a
big..CRACK,
in IT!"

[NOD.]
"That is
true,
Mein kinder."

"Well.....
why IS that?"

"Because....."

"WHY?"

[PATIENT VOICE.]
"You need...
to take them
out of your
basket,
My beloved."

(Impatient shout.)
"And,
do WHAT?"

"And,
put them
into
Mine."
********************
For
I am God,
and
there is
no other.....
and
I will
accomplish
all My
purpose...
I have
spoken,
and
I will
bring it
to pass.
[Isaiah 46:9-11]


____________________
*Unless specified,
the author is always
talking to the God
of the Burning Bush,
and not Jesus.
**The sugary, syrupy,
high-cholesterol-kind.
If one more person
talks to her about her
cholesterol, she's
gonna smack 'em,
up the wazoo.
***Is an egg GOOD or
BAD cholesterol?


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Lisa Kurasz 15 Nov 2010
Julie, this is very nice, and reminds me that to often we hold back what must be given.




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