A Spiritual Operation!
On Easter Sunday I was talking to the class about the nails that were nailed into the hands of Jesus as they placed Him on the cross. Ellie jumped up and shouted “yeah mom like the 12 nails in your back!!!” 😂 Not exactly but I see the connection she was making. I have 2 rods and 12 screws in my back. Nothing compared to the huge nails hammered into the palms of Jesus.
June is scoliosis awareness month. In Highschool I went to the doctor with trouble breathing. After several tests, X Rays, a heart monitor and blood work it was finally determined that I had a severe case of scoliosis. My spine was significantly curved in three spots. I was immediately scheduled for surgery because my spine was pushing on my lungs and heart. Hints the reason for the trouble breathing. I had two rods and 12 screws surgically placed on both sides of my spine holding my spine in place after the surgeon pulled my spine as straight as possible without snapping it. I had an amazing team of doctors and surgeons at Texas Children’s Medical Center in Houston Texas. It was a year-long recovery process but I’ve had no real issues after surgery. The Surgeons did an amazing job straightening out my spine. I know this is not the case for every patient so I don’t take my positive experience for granted.
If you were to have an x-ray on your life would it be in line with God or would it be curved in the wrong spots like my spine pre surgery? When we take our life to the cross and leave it in the hands of Jesus He is able to straighten out the curves, and ultimately fix what maybe we messed up. However, we have to allow Him to work on us.
The valleys will be filled, and the mountains and hills made level. The curves will be straightened, and the rough places made smooth. And then all people will see the salvation sent from God.’” Luke 3:5-6 NLT
We have to be willing to let God work even when the recovery might be tough and painful. I could have avoided the spinal surgery. I had the opportunity to say “no!” I was not forced. However, not having the surgery would have never given me the quality of life that I wanted. You can avoid the work of God in your life. He is not forcing you into a relationship with Him. However, you won’t regret taking His hand and letting Him straighten your life out. There is a moment in everyone’s life when they need a spiritual operation.
We have an amazing surgeon. His name is Jesus. He can work miracles in our life. He can bring something beautiful from something so tragic. He makes all things new again. If you need a spiritual operation Jesus is the surgeon. He is amazing at what He does. He will transform your life. He will put your life back into alignment if only you place your life in His hands.
Happy scoliosis awareness month!!!
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