NEOSPORIN INDIVIDUALS

NEOSPORIN INDIVIDUALS

By: Darrelyn L. Tutt

Here before me sits a small mustard colored, medicated tube of Neosporin:
Pain Relief Ointment.
First Aid Antibiotic/Pain Relieving Ointment.

Words of promised and pronounced relief ...
and the providing of it.
I swab a generous dose onto my nickle-sized, enflamed "heel" blister and wince with a momentary sting, but then the relief comes.
Bugger and blast on those adorable new snowboots; and ouch for ouch, in each step I take when I walk.
Hmmm ...
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Neosporin is a healing balm and so are gracious people.
"Neosporin individuals" know how to apply grace and love in another's time of need.
"Neosporin individuals" counteract the pain of bleeding blisters,
deep cuts,
open wounds,
and festering, unpleasant looking hurts ...
and they begin, with immediacy, to apply the balm of needful grace to the area infected.
"Neosporin individuals" are more interested in coming to aid than coming to gossip.
"Neosporin individuals" aren't looking for the syrupy details that provoked the pain or produced the burn;
they're looking to apply the remedy to it and concerned with little else.
They prevent further aggravation to the wounded area, and they apply themselves to a steady and daily application of grace.
"Neosporin individuals" rejoice when healing takes place;
and they witness, in a wondrous firsthand way, the effects of their grace.
Mmmm ...
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"Neosporin individuals" are developed, generally, through hurts of their own.
They have learned to linger long with Jesus and love powerfully because of Him.
They're life-giving,
soul-healing,
wondrous individuals,
 to whom much grace has been given,
and from whom much grace is poured out.
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For the "Neosporin individuals" who are active and ardent participators in healing and growth, God be praised, and help us to be among them.
 For those with cuts, lacerations, bruising, and the like ...
may your wounds be tended,
may your souls be mended,
and may you experience the graceful effects of healing God desires for you.
God grant you a "Neosporin individual" or two, or three.
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The "Neosporin God" brings hope, healing, and a Savior.
He is the eternal remedy for our temporal sorrows and our sinful souls.
Praise the Lord and receive ... His gentle healing.
"He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows and acquainted with grief; and we hid as it were our faces from Him; He was despised and we esteemed Him not. Surely He hath born our griefs and carried our sorrows; yet we did esteem Him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement of our peace was upon Him, and with His stripes we are healed."
Isaiah 53:4-5
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A tender dose of Neosporin ...