Tuesday, October 22, 2013

A Podiatrist's Journey

New International Version (NIV)
14 “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. 16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.

Read some fascinating facts about our human body the other day in an e-mail. There
are 52 bones in the human foot! That is about 25% of all the bones in the human body!
So why, if you are among those like me who believe that God created us and designed
us, did He choose to put such "support" into the feet of His creation? 

Well, we are on a walk, a very important one. It is a journey designed to bring us 
eventually into the presence of God, adopted into his family through the redeeming
blood of His son, Jesus. Our walk here on earth, brief though it may be, brings us into
contact with many who do not have a relationship with Christ Jesus, so the quality
of our walk, if you will, is very very important!

It isn't necessarily an easy journey. There are ups and downs, pitfalls and temptations,
distractions and, of course, the presence of Satan, who would love to see us deviate from
the path. There is pain, sadness, disease, death (one only, please), tears, etc. These are
all things that will not be with us on that glorious day that we enter into the home
of God. So the desire to stay diligent and to persevere are strong. We have the help of
the Holy Spirit as we travel along the way.

As we walk, we have the opportunity to shine a light into the world, a light that
others may see. Our simple daily treatment of others, our countenance reflecting
our appreciation of the blessings we have been given provide to others an example that
may bring them to reach out to God or simply ask us why we shine as we do. That's
a big responsibility and one that we should gladly undertake.

So, yes, lots of bones and support in those feet! We will need them to continue this walk
we have undertaken. God always knows what He is doing. This is no surprise. In fact,
it's a wonderful realization that brings comfort and joy!