My Weak Butt
“Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace, and be thankful.” -Colossians 3:15
I recently battled through a hip injury. Hip flexor tendonitis is a throbbing pain at the top of ones leg where the hip connects to the thigh. While training for the marathon, I got to a point where I couldn’t run for more than an hour without my hip blowing up on me.
Frustrated, and feeling a bit defeated, I went to the physical therapist, and asked what I could do to fix this issue. Should I change my running form? Do I need to ice more?
“Your butt is weak,” she told me. I took some offense to it, seeing as I have always thought that I had a fine butt. She went on to explain that it is the muscles in the quads, hamstrings, and butt that support the hip joint while running. If those muscles are weak, then unnecessary stress is being placed on my hip flexor, hence the tendonitis.
If one part of the body is weak, it will inevitably affect other parts of the body. If we cannot live at peace in our own families, or our own churches, then we are a threat to christian peace at large.
We are called to live under the head of Christ, as a flourishing body. A body whose parts work together to accomplish things that could never have been done by only one part is the ideal for the global church. While every part of the body is separate and unique in it’s own way, we are also all interconnected, and needed to support one another in promoting peace both in the body and in the world.
PRAYER: Dear Lord, I thank you that you have given me a place in the body of Christ. I thank you that you have given me a part to play. I pray that you would give me strength to do my part today to promote peace both in the body and in the world.