Friday, March 13, 2009

Lent 15: Body day

Today the plan is to cycle to work. I’ve only done so a few times this year – mostly because of a flu bug, things to carry to work, the safety factors related to Seattle’s icy and snowy winter (most drivers don’t have a clue), etc. But there have also been days that have looked cold. Days when the bike’s electric assist wasn’t charged. Days when I just didn’t feel like it and the convenience of a heated seat in the car was more appealing.

Sometimes laziness keeps us from being part of the Body of Christ, too. It’s easier to stay home than volunteer. It’s more convenient to look out for one’s own interests rather than the interests of others. And perhaps it’s safer not to get involved in the world beyond one’s doorstep.

Today I’m bundling up. It’s nice to have a moving-body day in anticipation of spring. We’ll see what the hours brings, but I have a warm office at the other end of a nine mile ride, mail to read, updates to write, and enews to send (if the editor has finished with it).

Evening note: it was a fabulous day for a ride.


God's peace to you today!

*David praised the LORD in the presence of the whole assembly, saying, "Praise be to you, O LORD, God of our father Israel, from everlasting to everlasting. Yours, O LORD, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the majesty and the splendor, for everything in heaven and earth is yours.

Yours, O LORD, is the kingdom; you are exalted as head over all. Wealth and honor come from you; you are the ruler of all things. In your hands are strength and power to exalt and give strength to all. Now, our God, we give you thanks, and praise your glorious name. 1 Chronicles 29:10-13 NIV

*But let all who take refuge in you rejoice; let them ever sing for joy, and spread your protection over them, that those who love your name may exult in you. For you bless the righteous, O LORD; you cover him with favor as with a shield. Psalm 5:11-12 NTL

"We are many parts of one body, and we all belong to each other. In his grace, God has given us different gifts for doing certain things well. So if God has given you the ability to prophesy, speak out with as much faith as God has given you. If your gift is serving others, serve them well. If you are a teacher, teach well." Romans 12:5b–7 NLT

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