Friday, September 6, 2013

It doesn't make sense...but it works!

It doesn’t make sense…but it works!

Friday is my day off. Well that’s really a stretch to call it my day off as is the case with most of us these days. It’s really the day I don’t have to get up, get ready for work and go to the office. Instead, I get to take my time and choose what I’m  going to do that day. Translated that usually means, which chores get done or errands are run. 

Well, today I woke up to an emergency. My Keurig decided to quit right in the middle of my first cup of coffee. It turned it on just like always, lights started blinking just like always, water heated up just like always, coffee started pouring out just like always, and then right in the middle of my cup it quit.  Talk about a wake up call, I could sense the panic beginning to set in.

My initial thought was what will I do, followed by a rush of fixes.  Should I rush out to McDonalds and grab a couple of cups? Does Walmart sell Keurigs? Not having my morning coffee is not an option for me. And then I remembered. I have another coffee maker right there sitting on my counter. The old-fashioned drip kind, that I use these days to make ice tea. Sweet tea I might add, very sweet tea, good ole southern sweet iced tea. In the south we don’t have to say iced but just to clear up any misconceptions I threw that in.

Back to my emergency, thankfully I had some ground coffee left from our beach vacation and I made a pot. It seemed to take an eternity to make an entire pot but finally the beep came and I made myself a wonderful cup.  I drink my coffee light with 4 tablespoons of fat free half n half. No sugar, I reserve that for my sweet tea. If you know me very well you can guess what I did next. I grabbed my computer and sat down to enjoy my coffee and Googled, you guessed it, how to fix a Keurig.

I Google EVERYTHING! I found a lot of you tube videos on the subject so this wasn’t the first time this happened to someone. That made me feel better just knowing I wasn’t alone. They were pretty interesting but the third one I watched made me LOL. This was the instructions. Go over to your machine. Remove the lid from the water reservoir. Make a fist and hit hard toward the back where there is a little white plastic spout sort of thing. Like I said it made me laugh but I thought, why not? So that’s exactly what I did. I took the lid off and gave my Keurig a good whack in the spot given in the instructions and voila, it worked.

I laughed and said to the Lord, well so much for quiet time and coffee. You see, I just set up this blog last night and ask the Lord to give me a post for it. I couldn’t wait to hear what He was going to say to me this morning but then the coffee emergency happened and time just got away.

And then He said…it doesn’t make sense but it works. I smiled and said I get it Lord.

Maybe like me you are faced today with some emergencies in your life. Some may be big, some small, but like me you need instructions on what to say, what to pray or what to do. Go to the Lord. Ask Him what you should do. Ask Him what will work. And then don’t be surprised by the instructions. It may not make sense but it will work. Isaiah 55:8-9 gives us a head’s up about this. It says, “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the Lord. “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.

Mary gave us good advice in the beginning of Jesus ministry. Remember when they were at the wedding and the wine ran out? What did she tell the servants? John 2:5 gives us the answer. She said, whatever he tells you to do, do it. I’m sure it didn’t make sense to the servants to fill the pots with water. They were out of wine not water. But the servants followed his instruction and voila, it worked. Jesus turned the water into wine and not just any wine, but wine that was better than what they had before.

Whatever emergency you are facing God has the answer. I pray you will hear his instruction and that you will be reminded as Mary said, whatever he tells you to do, do it. It may not make sense…but it will work.

There is always hope in God.



  1. Thanks Sherry. I really needed to hear this. I wish punching something would fix our financial problems, but instead I have to trust the Lord for his leading and timing.

  2. Sherry, many times the best way to witness to someone is with real human nature stories like this one. It is so much easier to relate to everyday type problems than the ones in Biblical history. You made me think, you made me feel and you made a wonderful point all in one blog. Thanks!

  3. This is a wonderfull post! Thank you so much for sharing with us! Blessings to you and you family!

  4. What a great story and an analogy. Truly an enjoyable and inspirational article!

  5. Thanks Sherry, I enjoyed your article! I was not surprised. I always enjoy what God speaks to you.