A stomach bug has been making the rounds in our house this week, working its way through first the children and then Lauren and I from youngest to oldest. Only two of our sons were spared the first-hand experience.
Being sick always puts me in a different mindset. My wife tells me I have a tendency to be a tad melodramatic when I am laid up.
But all told, and even in light of that, I tried to have a better attitude this time around. Sickness can help us appreciate all the more the blessing of good health, for instance. When we are only ever healthy an surrounded by other healthy people, it is too easy to take for granted. After a bout with a stomach bug, on the other hand, we perhaps are more thankful to God for the blessing of life and being able to mill about as we please.
Thankfully also, our intrinsic value and worth is not dependent on good health, strength, and what we can produce – which it turns out for me at least is very little when I am sick. No, as Christians, our worth in God’s eyes stems from the fact that he created us in his image – Imago Dei, if you want the fancy term; and also the fact that through Christ, we are justified and made right with our Creator to the point that when God looks at us, he sees the Son.
Wretched though we may sometimes be, God so loved us that he sent his only begotten into the world that whoever believes on him will not perish, but have everlasting life.
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