I praise You because I am fearfully and wonderfully made - Psalms 139.14
You know... I question this verse sometimes.
Why do I crave such unhealthy things. Why do I want the things that hurt me in the long run?
Being fit is hard work. Getting your body in shape, or somewhere to where I'd look in the mirror and go yes - now I am fearfully and wonderfully made! But my potential to get sick, or hurt is pretty huge. And that is without talking here about getting old.
But this body lives in sin. In that garden by that tree we ate the forbidden fruit. Women go through pain in child birth, and us men have to work hard to see the fruit to our labor. This is what sins does, and my mirror me seems to be exhibit "A".
But when I bleed, my blood thickens so that the bleeding stands a chance of stopping. This is pretty cool. And you know... I breath all day long without giving it a second thought - even when I'm sleeping!
Sure - I look forward to a new body (which is promised). But with a little care and attention, this one isn't so bad. For I truly am fearfully and wonderfully made.
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