First Baptist Church of Beltsville

Finding Peace with God on the Hilltop of Beltsville

"Unclaimed Answers"

Since December I have been regularly and systematically waterboarding myself. Now, before you make me reservations at the place with soothing music and straitjackets, let me explain my Winter experiment. It is all Donald Barr's fault! For the past two years, when he and I have discussed our respective sinus miseries, he has suggested that I use a Nedi Pot. Since you may be as clueless as I was when first hearing of this mild form of torture, allow me to explain why you will probably not choose this fabulous solution to your sinus woes.

A Nedi Pot delivers a sinus wash by allowing the user to literally pour a saline solution into the nasal cavity to flood and evacuate the sinuses. Using a Nedi Pot this Winter has allowed me to completely stop taking Sudafed, only occasionally resorting to a little Advil. I have had no sinus infections, and I have enjoyed the healthiest Winter in recent years. Yet, it is such a bizarre delivery system of preventative medicine that very few people will take advantage of its benefits.

The few numbers of takers on the solution to a common sinus problem reminds me of how few people take advantage of another, much worse, problem. Scripture teaches us that the blood of Christ cleanses us of all sin (1 John 1:7), yet very few will take advantage of the Cure for their sin problem. "Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it." (Matthew 7:13-14) You may not be bold enough to try a Nedi Pot, but make sure that you courageously follow the narrow Way of Christ to life.