But he was pierced for our rebellion,
crushed for our sins.
He was beaten so we could be whole.
He was whipped so we could be healed.
Isaiah 53:5 NLT
This is really a pretty famous verse. I’m pretty sure most people have heard this at some point.
It is a great reassurance knowing that not only did Christ die for us to have eternal salvation, but also to make us whole, and to heal us.
I do not think these are metaphors for something else. I do believe his blood has the power to actually physically heal us and actually put us back together.
I googled being a “whole person”. Yes… you can google pretty much anything 🙂 I found a forum of a guy who said that was his goal. His goal was to be “whole” and by that he meant basically not needing anything from anyone that he feels self sufficient.
He explained it like a beaver dam – that it doesn’t stop the water (trials and troubles) but it does create a safe place for the beaver to live.
For Christians (this guy more than likely wasn’t), God makes this easy for us. Instead of needing other people for things, we only need Him. And He is so holy and perfect that He can fill every void we could ever have. He is what gives us the safe place to grow and thrive.
It is because of Christ, and his death on the cross, that can happen.
His death isn’t one dimensional. He isn’t a one dimensional God. There is so much more to Him than we will ever know. At least until we get to see him face to face!
What a day that will be.
So Saturday was the Okatoma Festival. It’s held the first Saturday of every year. It was… hot. Especially for little miss 6 1/2 months pregnant. Every now and then the sun would go behind a cloud and a breeze would come through. That wasn’t too unbearable.
Wesley ran a 5K. He got 28:45 for his time! I was so very proud of him. His last 5K (back in September) he did 31 minutes I believe. And actually, that was his last time to run 3.11 miles. So he hasn’t been running, and still shaved over 2 minutes off his time. Crossfit works.
I had my earrings and hand towels for sale at the festival. I sold a lot. But considering my stuff is pretty cheap, I only made like $150. Which isn’t bad, but I’ve done better. I’m going to start putting that stuff online now, and hopefully can get most of it gone.
Not much left and I can shower in MY bathroom instead of our guest bathroom. I’m really excited about that. REALLY.
After the festival, Lucy and I were both hot (even though she didn’t stay very long – she was with MawMaw) I got her in her pool. She enjoyed herself. And the chickens stood in amazement. They are friendly birds.
I started kinda feeling bad after that. I guess 9 hours sitting in the heat can do that to you. After I showered and laid down for a while I felt better.
We went and ate fish that night.
Sunday was a regular day – busy – as always.
After church we went to Hattiesburg to eat for Wesley’s birthday. (It’s Friday!) Then we had been invited by a friend of ours to a birthday party at KidsRule, so we took Lucy. That child had a BLAST.
Basically, the idea for Kids rule is really simple. It’s blow up jumpy things in an air conditioned room. That’s… pretty much it. But the kids run and play and run and bounce and slide and just plain wear themselves out.
After that – she was WORE out. She hadn’t napped all day. Poor girl. Then we had church last night which was as usual. And now we start today.
Wes has a little bit of a paint job to do, and then we are going to start working on our house (painting the outside!).
So I have to go and wipe the house down. Spiders love our house.
I’ll be sure to take before and after pictures. It’s going to look SO good. YAY!
Ok, I’m done.
Hope your Monday is nothing like a Monday!
PS – Wesley (who is quite freaked out by my giant moving belly) got to feel Judah yesterday. I snuggled up to him early yesterday morning, and Judah then started kicking. Kicked him right in the back. Never seen Wes jump that high outta bed. Except for the time I was pregnant with Lucy and did the same thing!