A Day is Like A Thousand Years

The Bible says a day is like a thousand years to God, or a thousand years is like a day. I was reminded of that this morning at my Moms group. A physical therapist came to talk about exercises and stretches moms can do to help their bodies get back to normal. So I asked what to expect after being on bed rest.

She said, “One day of bed rest requires one week of recovery.” She might as well have told me it’ll take a thousand years!

I am playing soccer in 4 days. I told my team to have low expectations. And then lower them some more. Little by little I’ll get back to normal. Hopefully it won’t take a thousand years (or even 115 weeks like the physical therapist’s schedule).

It’s the little part I don’t like. Two years ago I was at the top of Kilimanjaro. A feat that took 9 months of training. Throughout this blog, we’ve compared bed rest to Kilimanjaro and Kilimanjaro has always been harder. Not any more.

Unfortunately, I’m not a delayed gratification kind-of-person. I want to see results now, or even yesterday. I suppose most of our society is like that which is why magazines and tv commercials are filled with “10 easy steps,” “3 ways to a better…,” etc.

But I’m reminded that the things we work hardest for in life tend to be the most meaningful. No pain, no gain. What’s the point of winning the victory if you didn’t fight a hard battle.

“For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come.” 1 Timothy 4:8


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