Megan (jehoshabeath) wrote,

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This weak flesh

Psalm 19:1
The heavens declare the glory of God;
And the firmament shows His handiwork.

It's incredible how weak the body is. In February, after shoveling a snow path for a few hours during the blizzard, I spent the following week sick with a cold. My muscles ached, I was so weak that I could hardly get off the couch, and I went through countless tissues and mugs of tea. Yesterday I spent the afternoon outside, and that evening I was struck with heat sickness. I guess my flesh is not accustomed to being outside in the sun because when I get home, I found that my body temperature was very high, my head ached, my stomach threatened to act against me, and the tissue throughout my body felt simultaneously dull and crystallized. I didn't wake up in pain today, but I do feel like laying around and sticking close to home.

This all goes to show how fragile the human body is - or at least, how fragile my body is. While I am "fearfully and wonderfully made" (Psalm 139:14), I am still just "dust and ashes" (Genesis 18:27). But praise be to God who will redeem both my soul and my body (Romans 8:23) and make me like Him on that day (1 John 3:2)! I trust the Creator who established the laws of physics, mathematics, ecology, and physiology. He fine-tuned the universe (Genesis 1) and sustains it (Col 1:17) even in its fallen state till the day when His children will be adopted and all things made new (Rev 21:5).
Tags: creation, health, jesus is coming

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