“Oh that my steps might be steady, keeping to the course you set. Psalm 119:5 (The Message Bible)
About eight 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. But it would be nice to have wings to fly.
Lord, when I’m dragging my feet, I need you to give me a boost. Amen.