the daily purge 6-29-16


It looks to be a fine crystal pitcher. The Purging Lutheran used to make all sorts of sugary drinks for the kids when they were young and thirsty. As they got older they became grumpy because that’s what kids do. What sort of things irritate a teen? Open a dictionary and start reading. In this case it was the constant clanking of spoon on glass when mixing a new batch of kool-aid or apple juice. Doors slammed. Harumphs harumphed. Grrrrs grrrred. So abandon the pretty pitcher and welcome the silent, plastic ewer. Legend has our pitcher having being dug up in South America, an artifact of the pre-Columbian Mesoamerican empire, dated anywhere from the mid-1500s back to 7,000 Before Christ. Reports state it was found in the same excavation pit with the widely known crystal skulls, relics carved from quartz thought to be imbued with mystical healing powers and, in the right hands, the ability to foresee portents of doom. That these items were found together suggested an early lemonade stand buried after a volcanic eruption, but explanations differ. Cultural references to crystal skulls can be found in the film, Indiana Jones and The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. Another mention can be found in the young adult mystery novel, Nancy Drew and The Case of the Missing Scotch.

What should you do if you find a crystal skull or a crystal pitcher? If it is a skull, the Bible warns us to stay away from anything that connects to the spirit realm, if in fact it does. Messing with the other side is verboten. Read this:

Ephesians 6:12 “For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.”

For the more rock-and-roll minded of you, perhaps a better way of getting this through to you, The Blues Brothers sang a song named Messin’ With The Kid. If ‘the kid’ is the devil, then heed these lyrics:

Hey yeah
Tell me what you did
You can call it what you want
But I call it messing with ‘the kid’

Elwood, Elwood!
You wanna mess with ‘the kid’?
-Nah Jake, I don’t wanna mess with ‘the kid’…
Yeah I know, I know that. How about you guys back here?
You wanna mess with ‘the kid’?
– Nah!
Any of you guys? How about you people out there you wanna mess with ‘the kid’
– Nah!

If, instead, you have a crystal pitcher, then clank away to your toddlers’ hearts content. Clank away I say.


Isaiah 65:8   But I will not destroy them all,” says the LORD. “For just as good grapes are found among a cluster of bad ones (and someone will say, ‘Don’t throw them all away–some of those grapes are good!’), so I will not destroy all Israel. For I still have true servants there.


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