Sunday, February 15, 2015

You Don't Know What You've Got Til it's Gone

I'm a people watcher.

Lately, when I watch people, I am drawn to the way they walk.

For two years now my own walking has been hampered. I am forced to think about how I walk every single day. Tasks I need to accomplish are organized by how many steps it will take to complete them. So, when I people watch now I watch how they walk.

Here is what I observe:

Most walking people pay no attention to walking. It doesn't even cross their minds how they are
going to get from A to B. They just go. And I used to be just like them.

Which brings me to the question:
How many other seemingly involuntary functions does my body perform daily, hourly, secondly, that I take completely for granted?

Hearing? Sight? My beating heart? My texting thumb? The fact that I can breathe?

These are no small things.

I will praise You because I have been remarkably and wonderfully made. Your works are wonderful, and I know this very well.
-- Psalm 139:14


  1. The Lord has given me this conviction too, Joy. Each time I struggle with something I never had to pay attention to before, a new appreciation grows in my heart of all that he's given me to make this journey the best it can be. With each revelation, I'm reminded to remember how I am fearfully and wondrously made, and praise him constantly for that! It sure does put a damper on any pity-parties I might choose to indulge in! (Tell me, what has been hampering your walking? How can we pray?)

  2. So often we don't appreciate all that our bodies can do, until they "betray" us....thanks for the reminder, Joy. I need to appreciate what I can do, and not focus on what I cannot. I am with Bobbi- how can we pray?