As a nurse I sometimes get asked what is the most important part of the body. Is it the lungs, the heart, or the brain? In this amazing complex vessle God gave us to live our lives out on earth what is the best, most needed part. I just smile and say, the knees.
You see the knees are what enable us to walk hand in hand with our mate on this life's journey. They enable us to crawl around with a baby or grandbaby and help them discover the world. They are why we can pick the first spring daffodil or make the first snowball each winter. They let us bend down to comfort a child's tears or jump and cheer at their acomplishments.
Throughout time the knees have been the most important.
Adam and Eve hid on their knees in the bushes from God when they realized they had committed the first sin. Noah worshiped God on his knees at the altar of sacrifice when he came off the arc. Abraham prayed on his knees at the altar as he was about to sacrifice Issac to God. Jacob fell to his knees and rent his clothes when he was told Joseph was dead by his deceiving sons. Moses fell to his knees and hid his face when he met God for the first time at the burning bush. The shephards also fell to their knees in the fields when the angels came and announced the Christ had been born. The wise men came and offered gifts on their knees to the new holy child. And that holy child prayed to his father on his knees in the garden. Then the Christ Jesus held his weight and the weight of the world on the cross with his knees, for your sins and mine.
So the next time you need to talk to someone,
drop to your knees and pray
for that wayward child
that sick loved one
your lost neighbor or friend
the condition of the world
or maybe just to say Thank you Jesus for bearing my sins on your knees.
Yes, I'd say the knees have it.
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