Saturday, July 21, 2012

Confessions of a Gratefully Sore Body...

     I am 100% convinced I have a guardian angel and he should be paid some SERIOUS overtime. I got hit on my bike by someone texting while driving. Her car directly hit my leg, but other than a few scrapes and a little blood I'm perfectly okay. Looking at the impact of my bike on her car they said my leg should have been shattered.

     I walked away from that incident very grateful and thinking it was something I could add to the list of things I've done in my life. Got hit by a car? Check! Although I must admit it wasn't necessarily something I would have purposefully wanted. Anyway, everything checked out alright and I was going to live to ride another day. I gave no more thought to the subject.

     That was until that night. WOW was my body sore! I had a right leg that had a few good stinging scrapes and a left arm that was the victim of a TDAP (I was trying to sound cool with the medical lingo- it's a tetanus shot :/). Plus, I was still recooperating from a bad ankle injury, which had been re-injured with the impact. But it was as I was lying there, griping to myself about how I was so tired of being in pain that the thought occurred to me, my leg hurt. And the fact that it hurt meant it had feeling. And the fact that it had feeling meant I could still walk. All of a sudden I was overcome with the joy of thankfulness. I had been hit by a car and could wake up tomorrow and walk. Not everyone could say that.

     I had been praying earlier that week that God would make me feel alive again. I just felt kind of spiritually blah. And it was at that moment that I realized, I did not die young. God wanted me alive. And He wanted me alive because He has big plans for my life that are still to come. What an exciting hope! And there may be more pain in the future, but it will only serve as a reminder that I'm still alive. It seems the Maker of the Universe isn't quite done with this clumsy Ray Ray yet.

"For this God is our God for ever and ever; he will be our guide even to the end." Psalm 48:14


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