Today's Scripture: "He guards all his bones; Not one of them is broken." Ps 34:20
5701. Life is good, but death can be gooder. JG
Not about bones
The words of this Old-Testament Psalmist are prophetical reminding us the crucifying soldiers did not break Jesus' bones as was required. It would have been the final blow for the crucified as the victim would not be able to raise up and allow air into his lungs. Jesus was already dead and a spear to his side guaranteed it.
Every morning that I can wake up, stand up and take my first step of the day, I am grateful. And the older I get, the more thankful and more careful I am. Far too often, a fall and broken hip is the first thing that precipitates a downward spiral that ends in death for someone. It's a miracle from God that I can stand up, much less breathe, walk and talk. The fact the God has guarded my steps and protected me for threescore and ten years (vague reference to being seventy years young) is evidence of His unmerited grace. That being said, it does not stop me from executing 1) Power of attorney, both general and for health care, 2) a DNR, or "Do Not Resuscitate order, 3) a Living Will and 4) Instructions for disposal of my body and organs at death.
Today I express my gratitude for life by dying to my sinful nature.
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