For years I was embarrassed by my size 10 feet. An adult friend and I were chatting about fashions, etc, when I mentioned my embarrassing feet. Judy looked at my feet, then right at me, and said, "You're nearly six feet tall. You'd fall over in size six shoes!"
29 None of us hate our own bodies. We provide for them and take good care of them, just as Christ does for the church, 30 because we are each part of his body.
Ephesians 5:29-30 CEV
- Went to the class.
- Read the book the doctor provided.
- Talked to the insurance company, a lot.
- Purchased the medical equipment that was suggested.
Tom and I invested a lot of time, energy, and money to take care of my knee and me. Alas, poor feet. Dear Reader, it never occurred to me that I wouldn't be able to file, buff, moisturize... Doesn't seem like a big deal, does it?
And it wasn't until dry, calloused feet from antibacterial body wash, and overgrown toenails started snagging on socks, getting caught on the carpet, and scratching my legs at night. Gross, right? Unfortunately, salon pedicures are off limits for a couple of months.
24 The more beautiful parts don’t need this special care. But God put the body together and gave more honor to the parts that need it... 26 If one part of the body suffers, then all the other parts suffer with it. Or if one part is honored, then all the other parts share its honor.
1 Corinthians 12: 24, 26 ERV
Do I intentionally devote time to spending it with the Lord on a daily basis? Am I taking time to study His Word? What about what I read and watch? I could go on and on.
I've been back at school for several weeks. My early morning schedule has begun to take a toll on quiet time. Thing is, it doesn't take long of skipping it to make a difference.
105 Your word is like a lamp that guides my steps,
a light that shows the path I should take.
11 I study your teachings very carefully
so that I will not sin against you.
Psalm 119 ERV
Maybe I should tape a picture of ugly feet on my mirror to remind me that "those parts that might otherwise seem less important" (or taken for granted) need just as much care and attention as the rest of me.