Boing , boing, boing!!! Guess what I was doing just a few hours ago? We were at our friend's house checking out her new trampoline. Excuse me, that's rebounder. Trampoline is not the poltically correct name anymore. My friend is amazing. She has osteoporosis, and is always looking for new gadgets to build bone. But not the usual kind of thing. Wacky and wonderful gizmos, one after the other. Once she got a vibrating disc to stand on. That scared the cat. She has medical studies on the science and physical benefits of rebounding. Improves circulation and balance, aerobic etc. So I thought this might just be the thing for me. Because, let me say that you will never know anyone clumsier than me. I have bruises constantly from walking into door knobs and frames. I had to go to the E.R. once due to an injury from putting on my underpants. Feel free to laugh. Have a good one on me. I also have no balance or equlibrium, and suffer from vertigo sometimes. So can you even imagine me just trying to get on this thing? Phil got on first so he could tell me how to. Everyone was probably amazed that I got on. Then I began to bounce. Just bouncing, as my feet never even left the thing. I had my sturdy Crocs on, and did not want to jump out of them. Boing, boing, boing!! Every time I went up, my head got pressurized. It felt like my brains were coming out of my ears. I am still dizzy. It affects no one else this way, only me. Sigh. I might have known. But I don't need this thing, because I am already a human rebounder, and so are you. We go down, then rebound again and again every time God forgives us. And he forgives us every time. Isn't it amazing, there's no number or limit on it. No "Three strikes, you're out". In a previous post, I said that I don't think New Year's eve is all that special, because every morning is like a small new year with God. "...his compassions never fail. They are new every morning..." Lam. 3:23. Every day we wake up to a new chance and a new start, from the One who makes all things new. This clumsiness is only my earthbound body, not me. My real citizenship is in Heaven and my real body strong, powerful, and glorious. And that would be due to all the rebounding.
"Praise the Lord, O my soul,
and forget not all his benefits-
who forgives all your sins....
He will not always accuse,
nor will He harbor his anger forever;
He does not treat us as our sins deserve
or repay us according to our iniquities.
For as high as the heavens are above the earth,
so great is His love for those who fear Him;
as far as the east is from the west,
so far has He removed our transgressions from us."