Two days ago, my throat was sore. Yesterday, I lived on cough drops as my achy throat grew increasingly sore & raw feeling. This morning, I thought I was going to fall over dizzy when I first woke up as my sore throat turned into a full blown sinus infection. O joy!
Head full of gross gunk? - ✓
Outrageous sinus pressure? - ✓
Dizziness? - ✓
Etc, etc, etc? - ✓
So, its menthol to the rescue!!! One of the best homeopathic treatments for a cold/sinus infection is what I call a head steam!!! Its fantastic. You need...
- Menthol/Camphor rub
- Eucalyptus leaves
- Evergreen needles (I have used eastern red cedar needles, pine needles, etc)
- Large pot
However, as good as this is, it is truly not that great.
What is great, is Christ's promises spoken through Paul when he declares, "But our citizenship is in heaven, & from it we await a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, who will transform our lowly body to be like his glorious body, by the power that enables him even to subject all things to himself" (Phil 3:20-21). Also see 1 Corinthians 15:42-49!!!
Not that a glorified & perfect body is ultimate, I think it is far from ultimate, but it is a joyous promise. In heaven, having received a body that is made like Jesus' eternal & glorious body, there will be no stupid sinus infections, no sickness, no disease, no death!!!* And if there is not those things, there will be no need for menthol!!!
Note: The only way I can figure there would be menthol in heaven is if it enhances the eternal pleasure of the saints ... but seeing that we will have Jesus, face to face .... I have my doubts.Thus, there will be no menthol in heaven!
*I know this could possibly sound trivial to some, to think a puny sinus infection spurred on this dramatic lamenting for my restored heavenly body. But I trust, if you know me, then you know there is a background to this far greater than a meager sinus infection (even though I do feel pretty lousy). I know there are those who are suffering in ways I never dare to imagine. I know there are families in great anguish as cancer & other terminal illnesses grip ever-tighter around a loved one. I know there are those who are physically handicapped, stricken all their lives, desiring to be able to walk & run freely, yet cannot. I know there are those who are mentally handicapped, who they themselves will undergo some of the most dramatic restorations we dare to imagine!!! In that coming day, I rejoice!!! So, please do not think I am ignorant or unmindful of those in much more dyer circumstances than my own, I am. This is just where my thoughts meandered this morning as I lay in bed, hung my head over a menthol steam, etc.