Run for The Body
I have a friend who is always running. She literally runs. She is very fit. But, she emotionally runs as well. She tucks her head low and swerves through crowds, avoiding deep conversation, smiling and waving, but pretending her life is always hurried.
I asked her one day what she was running from. I asked if she had been hurt by someone. She nodded and shared that women have hurt her many times over the years, possibly because of jealousy. Sometimes, when we’ve been hurt, we put the face of that person/people on everyone we see.
Have you been betrayed?
Has someone broken your confidence?
Did you confess sin to someone who used it against you?
Would you be willing to take a chance on others once again? Although people cause pain, people are also the ones, who through Christian community, bring the greatest healing into our lives (outside of Christ Himself).
We cannot function alone. We need one another to grow, heal, serve, and testify, so that the Body can build itself up in love.
…we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ, from whom the whole body, joined and held together by every joint with which it is equipped, when each part is working properly, makes the body grow so that it builds itself up in love. (Ephesians 15b & 16)
We can’t afford not to have you, even the broken-down, wounded you, especially the broken-down, wounded you. If you’ve been hurt, please take a chance on the Body, again.