Thursday, October 29, 2009
One Nights Rest
I took a pain reliever for an ear infection and lost one nights sleep, not a nod or a wink was had. Appointments the next day kept me from catching up. I lost the next twelve hours in restorative sleep. Five pm til five am.
The human body is a fragile gift, so useful, so full of ability, which must be maintained with food, water, rest, movement and a degree of watchful care. With aging all this becomes less successful. Still we are marvelously and wonderfully made, and Jesus took a body, and rose with a body, and ascended with a body. Thankfully His body is a psychikos soma, a spiritual body, with the flesh being led by the spirit, subdued, no longer "brother ass" as Luther called our stubborn flesh.
We will receive a body like His one day, when this tent collapses. This present one returns to activity, gently reminded of the gift of sleep.