He keeps all their bones; not one of them will be broken.
I can celebrate that this passage of Scripture is literally true in my life. I have experienced different medical issues. Thankfully, the LORD delivered me from them all. One that I have not experienced is having a broken bone. I watched a movie earlier today on the Up, Faith and Family channel on Amazon and one of the characters had a cast on his foot that children he knew wanted to decorate and write on because it was blank. I considered this passage of Scripture after watching that scene in the movie. I gave thanks that I had not suffered any broken bones. When I think of bones I think of structure and protection. Bones provide structure to the body and they protect vital organs. I do not understand the pain associated with broken bones, but I can imagine it’s excruciating considering the pain I experienced when I have stubbed a toe or jammed a finger.
When I assess the state of my country, I consider our present structure and protection.
It is quite concerning to see the decline in our community in these last four years. Many good things have also taken place. I don't want to be unfair with my assessment. However, it is my opinion that there have increasingly been negative things happening in the USA, which is very alarming.
I am grateful for everyone who has decided they will fight the negative narratives that are inflicting fear and distrust of God, leadership, and our neighbors. This is possible through a very high commitment to intentionally being the change one seeks. It requires having difficult conversations and seeking to understand each other. It requires going out of one’s way to be a source of light and love. Patience is needed to overcome frustrations and to watch positive seeds grow. Partnership with others and agencies are helpful to do the work and share the responsibility. Persistence is also needed because some issues require consistent work and improvement over time.
My belief remains that the LORD is faithful to keep all our bones and none of them will be broken. I desire this to be true in the literal and physical sense as well as in the figurative sense. I do not want to see the fabric of the family to be broken or unprotected. In like manner, I am concerned about our government, COVID-19, sex trafficking, tension in the church, decline in the church, individual and national debt, etc. I believe that the declaration of believers that the LORD will not allow bones to be broken and that the LORD will keep all our bones is essential to seeing the manifestation of this Scripture all over the world. I know that we have a role to plan in our structure and protection, but there are some things that only ELOHIM can do. I desire that I, my family, my neighbors, my city, my nation, my government, and people all over the world learn to trust God and cry out to the LORD for our structure and protection in a new way. Arguably more than ever, we truly need the LORD’s help, guidance, deliverance, and salvation.
Adonai Shamma, I give You thanks and praise for protecting my physical body so that I never have experienced any broken bones. I ask that as You have been faithful to me that the same manifestation is experienced in the lives of others throughout our world. As this saving grace is experienced in the lives of the righteous, I pray that it would be a drawing force to those who do not know You. Let this be so for their salvation, in Jesus’s Name. Amen.
written by Myrina K. Robinson
Duke Divinity School MDiv 2022
Guest Blogger for BWET Blog
Words of wisdom to live by from our Senior Leader, Bishop Earnest E. Robinson, Sr. and other guest writers.