EARTHBOUND – MUSCLEBOUND – HOUSEBOUND
I’m still “earthbound”, although some friends have moved on from this earthly plane. They have finished with their life on earth, they ran a good race and have now taken their place with those who were “commended for their faith” (Heb 11:39). The onus is now on us to run well:
“Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us” (Heb 12:1). There are things in which we easily get entangled.
I’ve been “musclebound” for a number of weeks, and couldn’t get out for my daily run. A small muscle called the piriformis – it’s located deep underneath the gluteus maximus. A small muscle can spasm, (maybe from sitting for extended periods), and disrupt our well laid out plans. The sciatic nerve runs close to the piriformis and can cause aggravation all down the leg. Stretching has helped, not forgetting that if something is bothering us, in Christ, we always have a listening ear. “The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous and his ears are attentive to their prayer” (1 Peter 3:12).
I’ve been out for a few runs these last few days.
Lastly having been “housebound” through piriformis syndrome and the UK lockdown, an effective door has opened in the Living Stones - Church on the internet facebook group. We’ve been having some productive times and we feel God’s hand of blessing upon us. Jeannie and I do a live video at 9:00am (GMT) each Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday. There’s a daily “Thought for the Day” that I usually write. Jeannie has a weekly interview “Gimmie Five” with some fascinating people. And we have a Zoom meeting each Sunday at 5:00pm. Plus much more. Please feel free to join us.
So, life has been productive and busy – What we consider a hindrance the Lord views as a providence.
The Genesis For Ordinary People site continues to gain hits from around the world. One of the popular questions is "Did Moses Write Genesis"
Stay safe and keep well, Grace and peace, Paul