Don’t you know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit
who comes from God and dwells inside of you?
You do not own yourself.
1 Corinthians 6:19 (The Voice)
The Christian’s body is a temple because the Holy Spirit lives there. This truth can be life-saving if we glance in the mirror and, staring back at us is the image of someone we barely recognize.
Let’s Face It
Past a certain age, like it or not, gravity has its way—leaving us not only shorter, but wondering, Oh my goodness, what’s the deal with my arms–that jiggling skin? Then we look down and see that our thighs have bunched up just north of our knees.
It’s not pretty, but it’s just one of those things. We don’t like it, but the good news is we can choose our reaction and either be graceful and accept life’s changes, or drive ourselves crazy trying to deny the evidence of our ever-advancing years. Thankfully, the wisdom gained from the passage of time is the great leveler. Being at home in our own skin (even if it jiggles) is the healthy perspective that makes our lives flow.
No matter what the state of our bodies, we’re still breathing—loving, learning and growing to be more than we were. And the gravity that takes its toll on our bodies here on Earth is the same force that prevents us from floating into space where we would drift into oblivion.
Now here’s a word for the younger generation. You’re not here yet, but someday when you get past that certain age you will be. And when that happenings you’ll be shouting, “Hey! How does this happen?” And those of us who’ve crossed over to the acceptance side will speak softly, “Yes, it’s lousy, but it is what it is. Relax.”
The truth is (barring exceptional genes, the nip/tuck of plastic surgery or grueling exercise) no one escapes gravity’s pull. It always has its way.
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