After yesterday’s post I thought I should follow my own advice and remember the beauty that surrounds and is within me.
I am starting Lent this year unwell, which is highly unusually for me as my virtually non-existent doctors notes testify. A collection of niggly things that have been around for a while all decided to appear at once which, along with some nagging, meant that the one trip to the doctor to shut people up has now become a twice weekly trip as medication stabilises and more tests are done.
You may be wondering where the beauty is in a sick body, well despite how old and decrepid this body of mine might get, it is still part of the wonder and beauty of God’s creation. As one of my favorite psalms, 139, says:
Oh yes, you shaped me first inside, then out; you formed me in my mother’s womb. I thank you, High God—you’re breathtaking! Body and soul, I am marvelously made! I worship in adoration—what a creation! You know me inside and out, you know every bone in my body; You know exactly how I was made, bit by bit, how I was sculpted from nothing into something. Like an open book, you watched me grow from conception to birth; all the stages of my life were spread out before you, the days of my life all prepared before I’d even lived one day.
verses 13-16 – The Message
So today I am remembering the beauty of how wonderfully I am made – even when everything isn’t working quite as it should.