Movement as a superpower

Let us spend some time bringing our focus back to God by being reminded of the joy of our bodies. Let’s take something as simple as the feet.

In Born to Run Leonardo de Vinci said the foot is a “masterpiece of human engineering.” Hartman, a physical therapist said “Blueprint your feet, and you’ll find a marvel that engineers have been trying to match for centuries.  Your foot’s centrepiece is the arch, the greatest weight-bearing design ever created. The beauty of the arch s the way it gets stronger under stress; the harder you push down, the tighter its parts mesh…Buttressing the foot’s arch from all sides is a high-tensile web of 26 bones, 33 joints, 12 rubbery tendons, and 18 muscles, all stretching and flexing like an earthquake-resistant suspension bridge (McDougall, 2010: 176-177)

We are not like trees.  We are not tethered in place by roots like plants.  We don’t have to wait for the world to come to us but can go into the world using our feet as Jesus commissioned us to do,

“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit” Matthew 28:19-20

We overlook what a superpower movement is. Instead of the worldly view of always wanting more, lets just move being thankful for what we do have. I remember a sermon so vividly from when I was younger and the speaker said if you only have tomorrow what you thanked God for today what would you have? Let us be thankful for what we do have so we may never take it for granted. We should be thanking God for our perfectly designed bodies, created to tell other about God. It is easy to focus on our flaws but lets try and be thankful that we are fit enough to go out into the world and make disciples of men.


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