Friday, November 02, 2007


Drip. Drip. Drip.

Read it faster. This is a fast, annoying drip.

I have a leak in my sink in the lab. The battery in my iPod went down today, so the music stopped. All I could hear was the drip drip drip of the leak.

I've called in a workorder. When the plumbers came, it stopped leaking.

Of course it did.

But it's leaking again. Continually. Persistently.

My son is persistent. He asks the same question over and over and over again. He doesn't let up. He has a NEED TO KNOW. And he will ask and ask and ask until you answer the question.

Take a look at this verse (Hebrews 12:1):

Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.
Do we show the same kind of persistence that my water drip does? Do we run the race with perseverance? We believe in the "communion of saints." We are surrounded by a great cloud of witnesses. God has equipped us with gifts, graces, friends, support, and his presence. Do we run the race?

The good news is that God knows persistence. He understands it. He invented it. He has never and will never give up on us. He will keep chasing us; he has never stopped loving us. He knows and shows persistence.

And we, created in his image, are made to be persistent.

Drip. Drip. Drip.

Image: Monarch butterfly here at the VA.

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