The deteriorating human body
Before you even realize that your body is deteriorating more and more every day, so many horrible signs or tell-tell signs have already plagued your body. There is nothing you can do, but pray for longevity, as much as it be possible. God’s plan for us is definite and death is sure.
If you are not already eating right or exercising, you just might want to get with the program. This will undoubtly prolong your life here on earth, or at least make for a better life. I am not saying your body won’t still deteriorate, because it will.
The bible states that it is once appointed for man to die. Please do not be sadden by this statement, it is not to scare, alarm you, or make you paranoid. It is only designed to inform you of what thus saith the Lord. God’s word is true.
Remember the bible says, to be absent in the body, is to be present with the Lord. Now I am assuming that if you live according to the word of God, this will apply to those individuals. The word says “Therefore we are always confident, knowing that, whilst we are at home in the body, we are absent from the Lord: 7) For we walk by faith, not by sight: 8) We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord. 9) Wherefore we labour, that, whether present or absent, we may be accepted of him.
The human body begins to unfold as an onion with many layers, you first notice a situation with your sleep patterns. No matter how long the night is,or how perfect your bed is, you can barely get a get good nights sleep.
You have one tooth pulled, leaving that space never to be filled. You tell yourself it’s just one and it’s in the back of your mouth, so no one will see it. But another needs to be pulled. Many are walking around with two or three teeth missing on the average, especially people of color.
Your hair seems to be thinning, your toenail has a little discoloration, and you choose not to take the pills the doctor prescribes, because they will do more damage than good, just having ugly toes, pride aside, ugly toes it is, just throw some dark polish on them. Problem solved you think.
The list of things that begin to happen to your body grow more and more every year you are alive. Each year, to your amazement the body peels off layers of your tender skin, and begins to show aging. No amount of lotion or skin softner can reverse what you once had.
When I look at the crows feet, as many of you have so elegantly put it, I am bewildered by the very thought of even having them, because of my ethnicity. Old age is at my front door, and my former days out weight my future days. Unless of course I am going to live to be 110 years old.
I have realized that my luscious thick dark brown hair is mostly gray, I didn’t fret because I told myself it was inevitable because mom grayed early. Naturally her kids would too. But when every possible area was gray, it was mortifying, even the nose hair. Wow God really!?! Well the only thing to do is purchase nose clippers, and so I did. Shave the nose, dye the hair, shave the pubic area, and repeat this cycle every three weeks.
Once you have come into the knowledge of every horrific thing that is currently happening, it does become overwhelming to know that this is happening right before your eyes. But how you deal with it all is a great factor in the whole scheme of things. Once you have reached the ripe old age of 40, now grant I’m not sure the exact age, but somewhere between 40 and 50, you begin to notice signs of deterioration.
It’s like the body hits it’s peak, and after reaching the top, there is no where else to go but down. It’s simuliar to anything else. Such as fruit, cars, buildings, animals etc. Time has a way of taking it’s toll on various items, which I have listed before, and the list goes on.
When God has blessed you with pure beauty, longevity, and the drive to take extra care of your body. As you age, your health holds out longer and your beauty remains in tack. That’s what we consider blessed and highly favored. The process of deteriorating is a slow process, leaving the masses to age or rot like aged cheese.
The process of deteriorating is the process of becoming progressively worse. Something our bodies, our souls, our minds, our integrity, our walk with Christ experience more and more each day. I won’t say with lack the ability to be better or do better, but I will say we lack ambition to better our bodies while on this earth, we also lack the love to live according to God’s will.
While living this life we should strive for the betterment of our body and soul. It is imperitive that we know that the two go together, Body and Soul. So when we are old and have reached our peak and our final breath is near. We can say without a doubt, I have lived a good life, and it is well with my soul.