“Oh that my steps might be steady, keeping to the course you set. Psalm 119:5 (The Message Bible)
Three years ago, the upper part of my left foot began to feel numb. A few months later the bottom side of my big toe on my right foot had strange sensations. An MRI revealed that I have stenosis in my lower spine, a narrowing of the area around the spinal cord, which causes sensory neuropathy in my feet. It has progressed somewhat, and there are days when I take my first step I look as if I have been afflicted with Parkinson’s disease.
These morning steps are symbolic of my faith journey. Some days I wobble through my meditations and feel as if something in my life is off course. Other days, I sprint through my reading and writing as if I were preparing for the next Senior Olympic tryouts and feel a closeness with God.
God wants us to do our best to keep moving. It’s okay to creep along, be sidetracked, perhaps even experience a detour, but at some point in our faith journey, we must steady our steps and keep on course to the goal of eternal life.
Lord, when I’m dragging my feet, I need you to give me a boost. Amen.