Saturday, January 19, 2008

Hebrews 4:1-13

When last I wrote in this space, I was a day removed from falling flat on my back. I was in pain and discomfort--that was all I knew then. A few days thereafter, I got my x-ray results--a "mild" compression fracture of the 2nd lumbar vertebra. I went in for an MRI on Monday and saw an orthopedist on Tuesday, all of which essentially just confirmed the diagnosis. On Wednesday I began to develop cold symptoms and by Thursday was rapidly losing my voice. I spent most of Friday in bed and didn't get up 'til 11 this morning. I thought about going back into Urgent Care yesterday but decided that only rest was going to provide the cure.

Thank God for the technology which allows humankind to look deep within the body and discern where bone has cracked, and where the vital spinal cord runs intact. Thank God for medicines which ease the pain while the body heals.

Thank God also for the wisdom of his Word, which is also more than capable of delving deep within us and separating the healthy thought from the diseased one. I have been subjected to invisible radiation and magnetic fields; but how much more to the piercing two-edged sword, which clearly has more work yet to accomplish within me.

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