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When The Air Conditioner Goes Out

So, several days ago the air conditioner went out and it won’t be for a few more days until it is replaced. Of course this has created an uncomfortable situation due to the fact that it gets hot and humid, and well, it would sure be nice to have a cool breeze of air blowing on me. As I sat here thinking about it, I pondered about it as to whether or not there is a lesson to be learned in all this, especially that can be passed on to others. Of course, there is. In fact, there are several things that came to mind and I’m about to share them.

We Live Like Kings and Queens

1 Thes 5:18 In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.

If you’re reading this, you’re probably wealthy and don’t even know it. After all, you’re able to access a computer, and probably have access to clothing and shelter amongst other things. I’m sure many of you even heard the phrase growing up, “Eat your food, because in other countries they lucky to have a meal.” It’s true! We are fortunate and we are much wealthier than people living in third world counties, and especially those living in primitive civilizations. This doesn’t mean we don’t struggle at times to pay bills or make ends meet. It just means that we have a higher standard of living than most others around the world. So lesson #1 is “We live like kings.” Even if we have to endure something, such as a broken air conditioner, for a few days we are still living like kings and many around the world will be fortunate to ever even have some of the conveniences we get to experience.

Sweat Is The Result of Being Uncomfortable

Luke 22:44 And being in an agony he prayed more earnestly: and his sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling down to the ground.

I may be sweating stinky sweat from the A/C being out, but just imagine what the experience must have been like for Jesus Christ to have been under such pressure and agony, knowing what was about to happen, that He was sweating great drops of blood. Have you ever been under that much agony and started sweating blood? Not me! I’m sure Jesus would have liked to have avoided being brutalized and dying on the cross altogether, but it was more than just agony; it was LOVE. Yes, that’s right. He knew he was going to be betrayed, tormented, have the Father in Heaven look away from Him, and more; yet He still went through with it anyway.

John 15:13 Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.

Heat is Hot

Matt 13:49-50 So shall it be at the end of the world: the angels shall come forth, and sever the wicked from among the just, And shall cast them into the furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.

I’m not trying to scare you…Well maybe just a little. Not because I want to spook you, but because I care about you. You see, Hell is a real place that the Holy Bible warns us about and it is described throughout the Bible as a fiery furnace of fire and brimstone. God doesn’t want anyone to go there and I don’t want anyone to go there either. You see, you can accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior if you haven’t already. If you need help with this decision, please check out our Romans Road to Salvation page.

Conclusion

Friends, Jesus loves you! I also learned something important in all this. The plan of salvation is so BIG that it can even be found when talking about things such as a broken air conditioner. If that’s true, imagine what else the Gospel of Jesus Christ can be found within. I will leave you with a scripture to ponder from Romans 1:20. Thank you for reading and God bless.

Romans 1:20 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse.

About Joel Bauer

Joel Bauer
Joel M. Bauer is a 45-year-old U.S. Army Veteran from Dunn, NC, which is just outside of Raleigh. After being honorably discharged from the U.S. Army, he attended school at Taylor University, a Christian liberal arts school, in Fort Wayne, IN, where he received his BS in social work and psychology. He has worked in such places as a homeless shelter, a community based treatment center for severe mental illnesses, a school for troubled students, and other social service agencies. His current endeavor is to build The Bottom Line website into a site that inspires both Christians and non-Christians alike, and brings glory to God.

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    Joel, sorry to hear about your lack of cool air. I guess like Paul, we have to learn to be content in all situations and that includes enjoying the pleasure of air conditioning or the humid air. In either case, we can still give God the glory. All the while you are suffering without air conditioning, think of us Iowans as we are turning on our heaters. Thanks for sharing.

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      Thanks for the nice comment Renee. If it starts to snow and your heater breaks, you’ll have to do an article on important lessons learned from the heater going out. God bless. 🙂

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