Where did I put my leg?
I didn’t exactly lose it. I just loss some use of it due to an injury.
Eighteen. That was the number of times I was allowed to have physical therapy. Very quickly I learned that getting my leg back, or rather the use of it, depended on how well I listened to and followed the direction of the physical therapists at Betsy Johnson Hospital. Now the physical therapy department there is very, very good, but they can’t perform miracles. They can understand the problem, diagnose the best solution and direct my exercise. From there, the rest is up to me and how well I follow their direction. If I don’t ‘get my leg back’, I can’t blame anyone but myself.
I think everyone wants to live forever. I know I do. I have spent the last 41 years of my life studying the Scriptures for I find in them the same kind of direction to find a relationship with God and to grow in that relationship which I find in the physical therapists’ direction for ‘getting my leg back’.
Week after week men and women of God the world over seek to help those whom God sends them ‘get their life back’ or find their life, their true life. That Life is full, rich and satisfying and is just what God wishes for us. It is not illusive but easy to find.
In the four weeks after my injury before I began physical therapy I tried to discover the best way to help me ‘get my leg back’. After beginning work with trained physical therapists I learned that some things I was doing were helping and some things were hurting my progress. So now I have listened and I have changed. Now I am getting better day by day.
Like the men and women of God the world over I wish people would listen to spiritual direction from those of us whom God has commissioned, trained and sent into the world to help that world. I wish the world could understand that just as my failure to listen to and follow the directions of the therapists means that I likely would not heal, failure to listen to and follow direction in how to find and maintain a healthy relationship with the living God will result in a far worse outcome than just ‘losing your leg’.
If you know you are far away from God’s grace and love you do not have to stay that way. There are those sent by God to help you find Him and find Life in Him. Seek them out. If you will listen and follow Godly direction you will find Life.