Bones and Joints and Marrow

“For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of thoughts and intents of the heart.” Hebrews 4:12

Bone cells are a lot like tree trunks. They have rings of strength and provide structure to the body. They support the body and protect the soft organs inside. There are so many bones in the body, each unique and with a purpose, like the body of Christ.

Then there is the joint, the soul. It connects the bones together through cooperation and conversation. Each cell sings its unique song and together they come together to walk, leap, and dance in a glorious symphony. The joints allow the body to move, bend and stretch. Like the soul giving the body a being, the joints give the bones motion.

In the center of it all is the marrow, the spirit. Tucked in the cavities of the bones, the marrow is vital to the body, creating red blood cells of life. Without the marrow the bones and joints would be dull and lifeless. The marrow gives a power from within, and its stores never end. All the days of our lives the marrow will create blood, just as the spirit makes us alive with every pump of the heart.

God breathed and spoke and then the body came together. With his words we were created and with his words we can be separated. A sword, with force behind it, can pierce through joint and bone and marrow, disconnecting the soul and body and spirit. In pieces the being is weak, to the point of death. All three elements need to connect for life to spring out.

When the three elements do connect there is power and authority in the body. With Jesus as the skull, the femurs and ribs and phalanges exalt his name.

When he was on the cross not one of his bones was broken. The words of the world did not have the power to divide his bone and marrow and joints. The spirit was with him, his soul was strong, and though his body was bruised, his bones remained untouched.

We remain untouched.

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