Paul said he presses forward and reaches for the high calling. One of my four unpardonable sins is to never let my legs go past a 90 degree bend and the corollary is not to lean forward especially while so bending to reach out or down for no matter what is calling you so irresistibly.
Hebrews exhorts us to run the race to win. Like I’m going to come close to that speed hopping right-footed on my walker. Hah, like I’m even going to walk?
The Gospels warn us to never take our hands off the plow. No way can I put mine on in the first place.
But wait a minute.
Some of this recovery sounds pretty biblical
Hebrews advises us to lay aside every burden that so easily besets us. My doctor’s orders are to go six weeks with no weight bearing on my left hip/leg.
And 1 Corinthians warns us: Let him who thinks he stands take heed lest he fall. I certainly never noticed how unhandicapped friendly our house is until finding how slippery the tile can be and how what seems like wide hallways don’t have enough room to rotate a wheelchair to change direction.
But seriously, we never have any excuse not to live according to the Bible. To not do so is a prescription for disaster and more pain than we can manage.
I’m going to walk as Jesus walked even if for a while it looks more like a drag. And yes, somehow count it all joy.
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