Monday, May 10, 2010

Band-aids Suck!

I've been thinking about this for a few days, but this morning I took some time to myself and realized this.

 I say this because they are a quick fix. The real issue is still there.Lets just say a kid falls down and rips his leg open, his mom's immediate response is to clean it up and put a band-aid on it. At first glance you look at this and you think that the mother did a very admirable thing, but did she?

Maybe the mom should have let the kid cry..

Maybe she should let him clean it up himself..

or maybe...

just maybe...

She should have examined the wound and dug in deeper, because what she missed by putting on the band-aid "the quick fix" is the small peeble that could have led to an infection...

Now of course this is a hypothetical situation there was no kid harmed in the telling of this story, but I think it is a true story.. its a story of my heart...

In my life I am quick to run to band-aids, because lets face it they are easier to get to.. If there is a problem then I stop an action or replace a bad action with a good action, but what's the point?! That is only a quick fix and doesn't address the real problem. What I have found honestly, is that the problem is just manifested in another way. So I want to go on a hunt for the band-aids in my life, I want  God to  RIP them off and expose the issues that are deep within. Instead of wearing band-aids as a quick fix I want to allow the Great Physician to bring healing, so I won't run to the band-aids.

Still chewing on what that means..

3 comments:

Leah said...

You're great. Thanks for writing :)

jme4ya25 said...

haha my lone audience of one..haha thanks for commenting

Stuart Nichols said...

Actually, I think the real reason Band-Aids suck is that they are a cheaply made mass-produced corporate product that is designed to rip apart when you try to tear the package open, forcing you to open another Band-Aid. If it survives the packaging, it's designed to rip apart again when you try to put it on the wound, forcing you to attempt to open yet another Band-Aid. Ultimately it can take five Band-Aids to do the job that one should have done - - to keep dirt out of the wound and keep you from bleeding all over the place. Band-Aid BRAND Band-Aids by Johnson & Johnson suck, but there's nothing inherently sucky about self-adhesive generic bandages. Not every paper cut requires you to dig deeper. Sometimes all you really need is a well-made Band-Aid.

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