Frail Bodies Pt. 1

Posted by Antoinette R. Banks | Posted in | Posted on Tuesday, November 29, 2011



The human species or better yet, homo sapiens is latin for "wise man" or "knowing man." Us, being the "wiser" of the species have a highly developed brain and are capable of abstract reasoning, language, introspection, and problem-solving.  We are bilateral beings,  sensitive to body language, self-expression and the exchange of ideas.  All powerful are we? hmmmm...indeed.

We are the movers and shakers of this earth...from civilization, to trade and economics, architecture, and science and health...our additions to the earth, (and subtractions as well) make us the kings and queens of the land.

Yet, what I find ironic is in all our "splendor" "awe" and "amazement," how incredibly frail our bodies are.  We have no outer layers of protection, no scales, no exoskeleton, disguising attributes, (weaves and make up do not play here!), no venom...all we have is skin.  Yes, our skin protects us against pathogens, excessive water loss and other things...but we are naturally and literally defenseless.

As God created us in His image and likeness...I would like to assume that he also created us to physically depend on Him.  He knew what abilities He was going to mold us to have, what things were capable of and how impactful we would be on this world. But yet and still...our natural physical makeup causes us to be dependent on Him. To cover us, pick us up least we cast a foot on a stone, as He promises that no weapon forged against us will prosper.

Our frail bodies, and God our Preserver.

Comments (3)

Thank you for this insight! I would like to say thank you for the "reminder," but how often have I taken a moment to think about my external vulnerabilities? Probably none. I believe what I can take away from this is this: If God has designed us to be exposed externally on a daily basis, then how much easier should it be for us (rather Me) to trust him internally? Thank you!

Jairus, thanks for commenting! I don't think any one of us really thinks just how vulnerable we are. I like that thought, though..."If God has designed us to be exposed externally on a daily basis, then how much easier should it be for us (rather Me) to trust him internally?" beautiful!

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