I was at the end of my rope. I had had a sore throat and cough for over a week and now I had a weepy and sticky eye.
It had been raining for about a week and both my husband’s pairs of shoes were wet. The caravan was out of water. We tried to fill it up but as fast as the water flowed in from the hosepipe, it gushed out again. I cried to the Lord. “I just can’t anymore,” I wailed. “I just want to cry and go to bed.” The verse that came to me was one that has come to me before – ‘My grace is sufficient for you for my strength is made perfect in weakness.’ (2 Corinthians 12:9)
I was desperate to buy some ointment for my eye. I remembered the verse from Revelation. “So I advise you to buy gold from me—gold that has been purified by fire. Then you will be rich. Also buy white garments from me so you will not be shamed by your nakedness, and ointment for your eyes so you will be able to see.” (Revelation 3:18 NIV)
I hadn’t realised before how important the eye ointment was. These words were written to the Church of Laodicea who were neither hot nor cold. Was part of their problem the fact that they couldn’t see what was important and blundered about after the wrong things? Is that part of my problem?
Lord, please forgive me when I am neither hot nor cold. Please send the fire of Your Spirit to rekindle my flame. Amen.