Have you ever burst a pussy pimple on your face or back? Did you ever see the pressure that is at the end of the pimple right before it pops open? I’m sure I’m not the only person who has witnessed this phenomenon. I had the exact same experience with my finger…thus the name, “Pimple Finger”.
Many years ago, when my children were toddlers, I had a women’s exercise class. I loved this class! I was in my element when I was there. It was an hour of my day that I could go and socialize with adults, woman of all ages, and my regulars all became very important people in my life…and still are!
One night, as I was setting up stations for the ladies, I dropped a 25 pound weight just on the tip of my ring finger on my dominant, right hand. It was like watching a pimple burst…Instantly blood was gushing out, and I could feel my heart beat at the tip of my finger. I have to admit, it was a tad more painful than the burst pimple on my face that I had previously experienced.
A crafty mother of two, quickly ran to my rescue, and dug an unused diaper out of her purse and wrapped it around my hand and it was a unanimous decision that I definitely should go to the ER and was probably in need of stitches.
With my “MacGuiver-ed” diaper bandage, I ran myself over to the local emergency room where it was determined that I definitely was going to be in need of a few stitches. Sweet! Just my luck. If you know me at all, I am an accident waiting to happen. This wasn’t my maiden voyage to the ER…nor to getting stitches, but I don’t think you ever grow to love the feeling of a needle piercing through your skin, while they drag thread through and pull your skin back together.
This incident happened over 8 years ago. Just twice in the last two weeks as I was grabbing my cup of tea, a terrifying heat surged through my finger. The end of this finger is much more sensitive than any of my other fingers. It is sensitive to many different situations; if I accidentally hit it on a hard surface, cold bothers it, and heat…well…youch! It is like the nerves are right at the end of my finger with no protection to the outside elements.
Which lead me to think…this “pimple finger” of mine is very similar to life. Things happen in our world that make us more sensitive to certain areas or issues that we face. It is all to do with our experiences, our history, and our journeys on this earth. Even though I have this one sensitive finger, does that mean I don’t use my hand? Absolutely not! I still have four other wonderful, amazing fingers that support and help that finger survive on my hand.
Just because pimples burst in our world, or sometimes the ends of fingers in my case, this doesn’t mean we don’t clean up the pimple and move forward. Yes! Sometimes it is difficult to push through these sensitivities, push through the pain…these little suckers throb for quite some time, often they leave scars too, which is a constant reminder of the pain. We have to realize that there are other means of support available to us. The biggest of those being our savior, Jesus Christ. If only we would make him our first means of first-aid. Maybe, we could have even prevented the pimple from forming. It is never too late to let the support of our savior into our lives, and he is always waiting for us with his loving arms wide open…we just have to seek him out, and he will be there waiting, to help us work through the pain, to help take the sting out of our pimples…our lives.
It might sound too good to be true, but years later, like my scarred, sensitive finger, things might come up that reminds you that one time in our lives something happened to hurt us deeply, but it is also a reminder of how he supported us to continue through our journey and make it all work out. As it is written in Matthew 7:7 “”Ask, and you will receive; seek, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks will receive, and anyone who seeks will find, and the door will be opened to those who knock.””
Please, take the time to knock and see what great things await on the other side of YOUR burst pimple!