Have you ever broken a bone? Because of my lack of enjoyment for milk (blah) - my bones are always ready for a break. I've broken fingers, toes, my hand once (my brother accidentally kicked it in a freak Bubble accident - story for another time!) - but the worse was when I broke my ankle.
I was walking off the front porch in the middle of a snowy, icy night & did what I consider a nice triple lutz, but didnt score any 10's on that one. Instead, I landed on the sidewalk with my leg one way & my foot going the other... OUCH! Yep - broke that ankle. The pain was so unbearable, I thought I was going to pass out on the way to the hospital - it was horrid!
And the time it took for a bone to set & heal... I was miserable! .....
What got me thinking about my pitiful broken ankle - besides the cold air that makes it still ache 20 years later? I was listening to a song by Nicole Norderman called "Real to me"... love her! Hope she puts some new stuff out soon.... but there is a verse at the end of the song that says
"So lay down the sword, & put away the doctrine, Love a little more, cause
I thought of just how a bone feels - & how it fits with our spiritual "brokeness".... its painful, no one enjoys it, it takes time to heal, some even take surgery - more procedures to make it better - & even after it heals, there are marks. Sometimes it takes therapy to work it out, get stronger. Sometimes there are scars, sometimes pain & aches even years later, sometimes a limp or carrying yourself a little differently - but in the end, it gets fixed.
Praise the Lord that when we're broken, He can put the pieces back together again....
WONDERFUL post! I broke my ankle as well...it was actually one year ago in Feb. I was walking out of church and I slipped on black ice and just like you, my leg went one way and my foot another...ouch! The year before that I had shattered the tibia in my left leg. Maybe this is because I don't drink milk either? That is a great song you are referring to and you are so right...I'm so thankful that the Lord puts me back together when I am broken.ReplyDelete
I love this post.....such a great message. I have never had a broken bone, but have had surgery so I kinda know about the broken-ness. I am so thankful that Jesus heals us and makes us whole.ReplyDelete
i have never broken a bone, but my knees are awful from playing basketball so i know that aching feeling.ReplyDelete
I've broken lots of bones. I broke my ankle when I was three just sleeping in my bed. Seriously!ReplyDelete
Sounds like that hurt! The ankle is the worst because its so fragile after it heals and it is easily broken again. I can't think of anyway to tie that into your theme, but that's what you are for!ReplyDelete
Loved the post!
I haven't ever broken anything, but this is a great post!ReplyDelete
I've broke several bones in my day, but thankfully never an ankle -- ouch!!!
I don't know this song off the top of my head, I need to look it up.
Have a Blessed evening,
So sorry about your broken ankle! That is no fun...hoping you recover smoothly and quickly!!ReplyDelete
I just can't get past the broken bone part. OUCH! Really great story though! :)ReplyDelete
Amen!! I love how you can take an everyday situation (Ok, hopefully broken bones are not everyday situations) and turn it into a spiritual lesson!!ReplyDelete
I love the broken analogy!! I broke my arm when I was 10 and it's a pain I'll never forget!!
i've never broken a bone... knock on wood. sprains but no broken bones.ReplyDelete
Rebecca - you have the BEST posts! This just had such a wonderful message. I for sure thought you were going to say you broke something today!ReplyDelete
I've had my (un)fair share of broken bones - I worry I'll be one of those little old ladies who is always breaking a hip every half hour.
I fell and broke my tailbone on the edge of a concrete step after college. I still feel the pain in my Butt when it gets cold or I sit too long. Guess it's telling me to get up and WIGGLE IT! ;)ReplyDelete