A few weeks ago, I fell while wading in the creek with four of my grands. I would probably have escaped injury, but I was holding the bucket of tadpoles and crawdads, and I knew I could not let that spill.
My knee had a slight scrape. I could live with that. But it was also swollen, tender to the touch, and hurt when I walked. I iced it that night and babied it for a few days, limiting my walking to household tasks and short jaunts.
Today, I was back on the trail. It hurt when I started but felt better the longer I walked, and Molly and I ended up trekking five miles.
Our Creator gave us marvelous bodies capable of healing themselves. After surgeries, there are reasons the nurses prod your hurting body to walk. As we move, the blood pumps through our bodies and helps the injured areas.
Spending time in God’s Word is sometimes difficult as well. We lack focus, we lack time without interruptions, we even lack desire. But when we do open our Bible and read it, just like our circulation system, it begins to work to heal our wounded spirits and strengthen our faith.
Next time you are procrastinating reading God’s Word, remind yourself of the benefits and get back on the trail.
Susan Lawrence taught elementary school for 33 years before hanging up her chalkboard to write and speak. She writes novels for both adults and middle grade children. Susan lives in Iowa with her husband and short-legged Lab, Molly. She has 3 children and 7 grandchildren who love to hear her stories.