God in His awesome providence saw it fit for me to teach last night. However, He did not see it fit for me to go to Santa Cruz. Yesterday afternoon I was noticing that I had some weird irritation on my face. I thought it was weird but, whatev right? Well this morning I woke up and it had taken over my face (along with a killer headache) and had crawled down my shoulders and onto my arms. I knew I had to go to Woodland either way, either to meet up at Woodland Christian and go to Santa Cruz and tough it out, potentially contaminating everyone, or so that I can go to the doctor’s office in Davis. Yeah, I chose the doctor. Sorry Dub C. Turns out it’s either a reaction to the antibiotics I was taking for my wisdom teeth or some kind of virus. The doc favors the antibiotic theory, I favor the latter. I’ve had the antibiotic before with no problems and this time I finished it a week before this reaction started. Hopefully he’s a better diagnostic than I am.
Anyway, enough about breakouts. Last night the second half of my message was largely inspired by a message CJ Mahaney gave at Resolved this year. I wish I could link to it directly but their web site is set up differently and it’s not possible. You should listen to it anyway. The audio is free and he did a much better job than I did. Go to the Media Vault. Click on Resolved. Then Resolved 2008. Then Audio Downloads. Then go to the second page and download Session 11: The Cry From the Cross. Awesome.
Update: So it’s probably been 8 hours and about 5 of them were spent either in bed or on the couch. I think it’s safe to say this is a virus. He said he didn’t think it was a virus because “[I] would feel like crap.” Well, now I do. Rachel saved the day though. Read about it.