Monday, May 01, 2006

BJ was a rootbeer fan. He liked his without ice, preferably from the bottle. He collected rootbeer (rb)bottles as he drank them. He had a ledge in his room which was covered with them. As a rb fan, he did not care much for the major colas. He had tried everything from natural rb to quite unusual names and offerings within the rb spectrum.

When he came home from Peru the first time, he had returned with a passion for a new drink. One he could not get here in the states. It's called Inca Kola. He brought a couple home, as he wanted us to try it. When I say try it, I mean try... taste... sip it. He only had a bit, and he wanted it to last!

I remember when the tables were turned. He would ask for a drink of my soda, and then proceed to guzzle it. When he offered us a taste, he stood close by, and if we kept it tipped up too long, he was quick to put a stop to it! This was a precious commodity to him.

He made it last much longer than it should have. It had to have been flat by the time he finished the last drips.

Though he knew this was available in limited quantity, and wanted to savor it, he had another passion which he was a little freer about sharing. He would drink long and hard from its source, and encourage others to do likewise. This was an offering that he made available at every opportunity. If it was bottled he would have received awards for being one of the top sales people.

Fortunately, it isn't bottled. It's available directly from the Well! Beej did not have to sell it, 'cause it's free. When you drink from this Well, you never thirst again. We still need refilling, 'cause we're cracked and broken vessels, but the Source does not stop filling if we don't stop seeking.

The ledge in your room is no place to keep this, it should permeate every recess of your being. It will never go flat. One could say in an 'old school' way that it is "good to the last drop." The thing is, it is always fresh and new... there is no last drop. You don't need a happy hour to imbibe here. However, I caution you, you may become "happy" if you drink it! If you don't, your drinking at the wrong well!

Come, be filled, restored, renewed. It costs more if you don't than if you do.

Be blessed by the Well!

dad

8 Comments:

At 8:40 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here in California, Inca kola is
avalable in any Peruvian restuant.
There is one not too far from us.

Awe Star dad

Roger

 
At 10:50 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is available in many ethnic places.

 
At 1:31 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Well is worth every drop - savor each drop as did BJ of his rb!!

 
At 3:40 PM, Blogger Ashley Reagan said...

I love today's update! Did you know you can order Inca Kola online? :o) I'm coming to visit soon. Just let me know when a good time is.

 
At 5:24 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Roger, you haven't ever been to Indiana, have you?!! LOL Land of steak burgers and sippable sundaes!! Praise the Lord, His well is deeper than Hoosier cuisine!

 
At 10:42 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

No, I have never been to Indiana.

If anyone is wondering,Inca is
yellow and tastes like bubble gum.

My wife says we have steaks and yummy drinks including STARBUCKS so afterall it's a shake and bake state so we haven't missed any great food and drink :)

Don't worry maybe some day we'll go to IN and try your yummy food and drink!!!!!!!!!!

Brent do you want me to send you some Inca kola????

Roger

 
At 11:35 PM, Blogger Praying in Pink said...

My husband has a bottle of Inca Kola sitting on his dresser right now. I hope it improves with age as it's been there for about three years! He also has the ever-popular yellow Inca T-shirt (Brent, surely the Inca people owe you a commission by now?).

I hope that in our humor we're not doing with Brent's post what we so often do with You, our Father--majoring on the minors and missing the main point. You ARE that living water--and we don't want to keep You sealed up in a bottle for three years or three minutes. Spring up!

with tender love,

Marti

 
At 1:09 AM, Blogger Linda Ronne said...

What a wonderful post today Brent, and oh yes it certainly does make you feel happy, grateful, thankful,peaceful, loved, accepted, forgiven, restored, rested, content, refreshed, adopted. There just aren't enough words in the English vocabulary to express how that wonderful gifts makes us feel and changes our lives.

Thank you Lord Jesus for Your precious gift.

In His Love
Linda
Shawnee

P.S. For those of you who have been keeping Hollie in your prayers I wanted to let you know that she is doing well and has adjusted well to life at the school. She got her first A ever last week and it was in Bible memory. Her relationship with me is improving with leaps and bounds, with Kevin it is a little slower but we still see improvment. I thank God daily for Cookson Hills and all their staff, they love on my baby so generously. God is doing a mighty work in her heart and I give Him all the glory, honor and praise. As for me I've finally found my way out of the desert and I've learnt that even in the storms I can still praise Him, thank you Lord.

 

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