Wednesday, March 10, 2010

The Crown and the Ninety Degree Tooth

As I sit here, eating a sloppy joe sandwich that tastes like a taco, I'm just thinking of the many things that can be wrong with me. Like having a cold, or just being sick in general. This time, it's my teeth, among other things.

So, here's what happened... About a week ago, Emily and I were on a date, just hanging out and having some fun. It was a typical kinda thing, just talking, thinking, laughing, and just being together. Well, it was dinner and a movie. After dinner we walked to the theater, she offered me some gum, and I offered her a piggy back ride to the theater, it wasn't a far walk and we were just playing around.

As I was coming to a halt on the crosswalk, I feel something in my mouth. It was smooth on the sides, it was attached to my gum, the top of it was rough. Eww, yes, as my breath stunk of tooth matter all I had to say was "Uh oh." Em immediately said, "what's wrong?" Well, it was the crown of one of my teeth.

Now, the really amazing thing that happened is that Emily's dad is a dentist, so the following Monday he had set an appointment for me during lunch. So I had a dentist visit with Mr. Winter and here's what we found:

My Teeth

Oooo la... yes, I have tooth that's growing ninty degrees, I have another tooth that seems like a baby tooth just sitting over another, and a tooth that's burried underneath my gums. So in April, I have an appointment with an oral surgeon who's going to help me out.

The tooth that had grown ninty degrees is natural, it had grown continuously throughout the years underneath my gums. The tooth in itself isn't at fault. It wasn't able to grow out properly, and I was unaware of this. Overall, it's a physical imperfection and it needs to be removed.

I really believe that sin is the same way. It's so easy to foster and grow something natural and good. Then it's also so easy to make something good into something it's not. I believe that God corrects these things if and when we're willing to change. I'm willing.

It's really good to know that even in these imperfections, God still loves me.

Rom 8:38For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers,
Rom 8:39nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Thank God.


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