Have you ever broken a bone? If so, does it ache when the weather is changing? Do you have any lasting effects of your broken bone?
On a good day, our bones are tucked inside our bodies. They are protected but give strength and form to our bodies. If you have all your bones and they all work fine, be thankful. While we might think nothing of it, there are those who are adjusting to life because on ongoing issues with their bones.
On a difficult day our bones might ache;
they might be exposed;
they might be weakening;
they might need healing;
they may have been removed.
Working through chronic pain, injury, disability, the healing process, and the loss of bone or limbs takes a lot of energy and focus. Our bones are such an integral part of us and it is easy to see why God used it to help us make connections. Bones are a common experience even though ailments related to bones may not be.
Have you felt negative things “in your bones”? Have you felt things so deeply it felt like it was in the marrow of your bones? I love how God talks about bones in His Word!
A heart at peace gives life to the body, but envy rots the bones. [Proverbs 14:30, NIV]
Light in a messenger’s eyes brings joy to the heart, and good news gives health to the bones. [Proverbs 15:30, NIV]
Gracious words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones. [Proverbs 16:24, NIV]
A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones. [Proverbs 17:22, NIV]
As your ears and eyes soak up Scripture, it will permeate your thought life and be visible in how you interact with others. It will deepen your understanding of His love for you and all the people on this planet! God’s Word changes hearts and lives. It digs deep and roots out the yuck that we have buried in our bones.
12 For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. 13 Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of him to whom we must give account. [Hebrews 4:12-14, NIV]
God’s blessings as you surround your eyes and heart with His Word!