Once was a crooked man
Were not bad nor a thief
Body deformed, still he could stand
Looks from others brought him grief
There was a woman stricken same curse
So many tears she would cry
Inconsiderate remarks strengthened the hurt
Jesus wiped the tears from her eyes
Said, the hurt that brought upon you
I will turn a curse into a blessing
Ones with no compassion his tears too
For eternity they will be confessing
With the people having heart of stone
Forgetting the deeds can bring about pain
Everlasting regret forever known
Ask forgiveness, wipe away that stain
By the grace of Christ this can come about
By his love for us died on the cross
With holiness, his spirit an everlasting shout
Tell the family of man of the loss
A hardened heart, Satan takes control
Jesus with love for all by his sacrifice
By caring and with salvation to show
Never cursed, blessing in disguise
More can be told of what blessing bestowed
The crooked man, crooked woman handicap endured
Now sit upon high, glorified bodies forgotten episode
Pray for us all the message is to be heard
Easy for us to think even if not fully aware when stricken with disease or handicap curse is thought. Not all people but a moment may come when the word will come to mind. By using the word cursed what I mean that with it happening why to the innocent. We associate when it happens to a child knowing the life he or she will have.
We know the human body and what we know it is nature gone awry. We are touched as I have family members dealing with issues at times I have to hold back the tears. And amazes us when a child with an amazing spirit and outlook to be more uplifting to us than anything we can do for the child.
While for the innocent may suffer in any way or form. Gods most cherished is his children in a broken body. For the ways of the world is not the way in Heaven. Soon the time of earthly body, frail or any condition forgotten.
I normally do not use verses. Always try to put into my train of thought.
42 fSo is it with the resurrection of the dead. What is sown is perishable; what is raised is imperishable. 43 It is sown in dishonor; git is raised in glory. It is sown in weakness; it is raised in power.
44 It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. If there is a natural body, there is also a spiritual body. 45 Thus it is written,
h“The first man Adam became a living being”;5 ithe last Adam became a jlife-giving spirit. 46 But it is not the spiritual that is first but the natural, and then the spiritual. 47 kThe first man was from the earth, la man of dust; mthe second man is from heaven.
48 As was the man of dust, so also are those who are of the dust, and as is the man of heaven, nso also are those who are of heaven. 49 Just oas we have borne the image of the man of dust, pwe shall6 also bear the image of the man of heaven.
On many concepts I try to break it down to the lowest common denominator. In my view it comes down this,
- Earthly body. Just us men and women. Saved and born again. Everyone is a Child of God. With free will to accept Christ. But wait, as a woman give birth to a baby. She now has a child. My Mother brought me into the world with a little help from my dad. So we went from an infant all the way up to adulthood. I forget many times my dad say to me. Wait till you have kids. Hmmm getting sidetracked. So mom and dad had me and now I’m all growed up. What I take this as a natural body, there is also a spiritual body. In a sense we are a person having now a glorified body in perfection, in Heaven. A Glorified Body sounds like an upgrade to me.