I was brought up never to use the word fart...but the joke just wouldn't be the same without it....so sorry mum! Tonight we were over at Thomas' mum and dad's house with the girls. Whilst having a cup of tea, I decided for some reason to lift up the mac...(it's always to hand in our family!) and search the net for "funny stories". I came across this joke and read it through first of all to Thomas and Dayna, and we roared in laughter. When Thomas' mum and dad came through I tried my best to recite the joke once again but failed miserably because of my lack of composure due to histerics to be able to read the joke properly! Now as a true Christian!....I should somehow be able to spiritualise this little story...how?..you may ask!
A Medical ProblemAn old woman came into her doctor's office and confessed to an embarrassing problem. "I fart all the time, Doctor Johnson, but they're soundless, and they have no odour. In fact, since I've been here, I've farted no less than twenty times. What can I do?"
"Here's a prescription, Mrs. Harris. Take these pills three times a day for seven days and come back and see me in a week."
Next week an upset Mrs. Harris marched into Dr. Johnson's office. "Doctor, I don't know what was in those pills, but the problem is worse! I'm farting just as much, but now they smell terrible! What do you have to say for yourself?"
"Calm down, Mrs. Harris," said the doctor soothingly. "Now that we've fixed your sinuses, we'll work on your hearing!!!"
This poor lady was obviously totally unaware of what she was doing. Her health problems meant that she was oblivious to what was going on and unaware of the effect she was having on others. She was blind to the truth that everyone could see (or perhaps smell!!!) clearly...yet she just couldn't understand....and what happens?
"God made my life completeThe Message 2 Samuel 22 verses 21-25
when I placed all the pieces before him.
When I cleaned up my act,
he gave me a fresh start.
Indeed, I've kept alert to God's ways;
I haven't taken God for granted.
Every day I review the ways he works,
I try not to miss a trick.
I feel put back together,
and I'm watching my step.
God rewrote the text of my life
when I opened the book of my heart to his eyes."