Yes I use a Neti Pot. It has been a life-saver with this bad cold that I developed this last week – after being run down, tired, off my normal schedule and yes – exposed to the virus from other students and parents because of the close quarters doing a theater production. Cold’s usually stay clear away from me – and normally I am prepared for them – or rather, usually I have better defense against them coming.
When students come into my home each week I am ready for them with my anti-bacterial gel and I unapologetically squeeze some their hands and make them rub it in – it protects both them and me. This has kept me and my family safe from outside germs quite successfully for years – in fact I can’t even remember the last time I even had a head cold!
But that was before this last week’s production and MANY sick people all in the same place – breathing the same air. And it is impractical to go around insisting on everyone using anti-bacterial gel on their hands – although I’m sure we could have posted a few students around the lobby with the gel in their hands – willing and able to squirt a little into each hand that came in. But even then, it may have been too late. Can’t you just see it? “Here’s your program and a little squirt of gel so you won’t infect us – now enjoy the show!”
So with this cold I have been using my Neti Pot (a little pot of warm salt water) to flush out any and all clinging mucus from my nasal cavities – and prevent it from getting too happy up there and starting a sinus infection.
I’m almost sure that there is a practical application regarding Neti Pots – to flush out the bad, harmful or sinful inclinations that we all posses. But I am at a loss. And since one has to be pretty sick – and realize that they are sick to use one – the application might fall short anyway.
You see spiritually – the battle is with ourselves – understanding and admitting that we are unable, and inadequate to help ourselves. We need the help of our Great Physician – the one who made us. We need His help to purge us and go deep into the areas of our heart and soul – cleansing us from those things that linger and make us spiritually sick.
In Psalm 147:3 the psalmist says, “He makes the broken-hearted well and puts oil on their wounds”
So I guess you might say – He is our Neti Pot – and He offers a warm healing balm of oil over our soul – to all who are broken and sad – weary and lost – sick and dying. Jesus is the only healing balm you need.
Do you feel lost? Run down? Weary and exhausted? Rest in Him today and allow Him to pour out that oil of loving kindness and strength today. His healing is permanent – it is for your sick soul – the part of you that lives forever and never dies. Won’t you have a little talk with Him today?