June 01, 2018

The earth is the Lord’s and everything in the world, and all who live in it;  -Psalm 24:1

Do we truly believe these words? Are we living our lives as a people who believe that everything belongs to God? That would mean that our families and relationships are His. Our money and even how we earn that money is His. It would even mean that our bodies are His. Many of us “drive it like a rental” when it comes to bodies. We treat our bodies in the careless way we might treat a car that’s not our own and are planning to turn in at the end of the trip. The truth is, our bodies are not our own, but our attitude towards it should never be one of neglect. Even back in Genesis as God has called us stewards to care for his creation. We must recognize that our bodies are, too, part of that command. We only have one body this side of eternity: do one thing today to care for it well. Choose to go for a walk, substitute a healthier food option, or come take a Group Exercise class here at the Y. Make a “Plan Be: Healthy,” because there is no plan B for our bodies.
by Chad Garmon, Executive Director of Christian Initiatives & Community Partnerships