It was early in the morning and guests were coming. Which is not common in my home. Serving on a Monday morning, that is. So I guess I was a bit “off” when I opened the freezer door. Before I knew it, there it went. Flying broccoli.
When it hit my toe, within moments I just knew. Now, I’ve never broken a toe before, but I can tell you, when it happens…you just know.
There was not time to baby it or pay attention. When people are on their way to eat at your house, you just keep moving. The day was also already spoken for, and time would not wait. I had to go forward.
By 5pm, when I finally was able to remove my shoe, there it was, that big miserable, red purple and black toe. “Yep, you broke it,” said my nurse friend who was present.” Not much to do but tape it.”
I got to thinking, if broccoli is dangerous, just about anything can be. If in the wrong hands or the wrong location. Prescription drugs are good. But use with caution. Getting upset can be needed at times, but not when abused. Sun is great, but a sunburn is not what the doctor ordered. With that, anything can be good if used in moderation and for its proper use. The same can be said for sex, guns and anything else one might struggle with or question. Maybe it’s the “You should do this but you shouldn’t do that” topics that come to mind for you on this one. I guess the point is: everything has its use when used for its purpose and in its proper place. But when not in the right place and time, it can be dangerous. Like broccoli. It should stay in the freezer. I don’t want it dive bombing on my toe.
A few verses came to mind and I thought I’d share them with you. I hope you ponder them a bit as you go on your way.
1Cor. 10:23 You say, “I am allowed to do anything” —but not everything is good for you. You say, “I am allowed to do anything” —but not everything is beneficial.
1Cor. 6:12 All things are lawful for me, but not all things are profitable. All things are lawful for me, but I will not be mastered by anything.
2Tim. 2:20 In a wealthy home some utensils are made of gold and silver, and some are made of wood and clay. The expensive utensils are used for special occasions, and the cheap ones are for everyday use.
Yes. Everything has a purpose and a use. May we “use them” wisely.
Just my thoughts. Yours?