Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Heads Up

Early one morning about a year ago, I was up and in the shower preparing mind and body for the day.  When I was finishing up, I dropped the bar of soap.  As I was reaching to pick it up, my foot suddenly slipped.  Next thing I knew I was a crumpled heap in the bottom of the tub.  On my way down, I hit my head hard behind my right ear on the porcelain sink beside the tub.  At first I thought I was going to pass out, but I managed to crawl out, wrap a towel around me and stumble to our bedroom.  I sat on the edge of the bed, trying to get my bearings as my husband attempted to help me.  For awhile I thought I was going to throw up.  The pain was intense.  It took a good part of the day for me to start feeling normal again.  Nausea, impaired movement, muddled thought processes, dizziness, and even blurred vision were the result of hitting my head.  I found my head controlled many responses in my body.  The head is the control center for the body.

Ephesians 1: 22-23 says, "And God placed all things under his (Christ's) feet and appointed him (Christ) to be head over everything for the church, which is his body, the fullness of him who fills everything in every way."  As a Christian, I'm a member of his church.  That means Christ is my head.  He is my control center.  When I am in tune with the head, things work well.  When I am not, the church's witness to the world is hindered.

Many a time I struggle with truly letting Christ be head.  I want control.  Maybe it's the feeling of power that I feel when things are going as I planned.  Man's power, however, is weak.  It is inferior.  It will fail.  It will fall.  I'm not sure why I would want to trust in it.

Looking at Ephesians 1:19-22 it is seen that ultimate power rests in God.  God who is the Creator, God who raised Jesus from the dead (v. 20),  God who placed Christ over all rulers and authorities (v. 21), and God who established Christ as the head of the church (v. 22) is the one whose power I want to have at work in my life.

From my accident, I learned how vulnerable my head can be.  I don't want to depend on it.  My body needs to be in submission to Christ Jesus.  My true head is UP.  May my eyes, heart and mind stay focused there.

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 Prayer for the day:  Lord, help me to stay connected with my head, which is Christ.  As Paul prayed for the Ephesians, "May the eyes of my heart be enlightened, so that I may know the hope to which I have been called.  May I understand more fully the riches of your glorious inheritance in the saints and your incomparable great power for us who believe." (based on v.18-19)

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  1. Good thoughts .... I lose my head ...too often.

  2. This is wonderful, So true. We all need this reminder and you state it so well. Thank you for posting this!

  3. what a lesson for all of us! Life is so much easier when we let go and let God!
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