We visited a new church this weekend. You know how sometimes you hear a message, and it seems like it was written just for you? We had that experience.
The pastor spoke about still walking, keeping going, and even dancing even when it feels like this world has given you some broken bones. It reminded me of The Shack, in which the father had both his proverbial legs broken by the evil in the world. But he realized that God loved him more than he could ever realize, and in fact, God was "especially fond of him." God was walking alongside him through life to help him and heal him as he hobbled on his injuries.
The pastor on Saturday also spoke about how, although God still allows humans to make evil choices resulting in this injured world, he loves us more than the most loving father here on earth, and comes alongside us to comfort us and hold us up as we finish the race, even when we don't know how we can possibly keep walking, let alone running, on our bum foot.
Here's a video he showed of Derek Redmond in the 1992 Olympics who pulled a hamstring. His father rushed down from the stands to help him finish the race, despite his pulled hamstring. Very touching when viewed considering that this and more is the care our Heavenly Father has for us especially in our hurt.