Temptation of the CoversJanuary 29, 2013 - Author: Bernadette Saddik
That hiding under the covers hurts too much
seems too frustrating to be true.
My muscles freeze and my joints stiffen up; as such
I know I have to move.
Could bitter stillness be worse than fire
tearing through my tissues?
Could moving be a priority higher
than all these mobility issues?
As I examine the consequences of hiding under the covers, I see:
…A body unwound
…A spirit unraveled
…A mind unchallenged
…A soul unmotivated
Suddenly the burning, the slicing, the gnawing
pale in gravity
when I compare the pain of moving
to the damage stagnation causes me.
Thank you Healer,
that my eyes still see.
Thank you Father,
that my heart still leaps to you.
Thank you Comforter,
that my mind still reasons.
Thank you God,
that hiding under the covers hurts too much.
“That they should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel after Him, and find Him, though He be not far from every one of us: For in Him we live, and move, and have our being…” Acts 17:27-28a KJV