God’s Alignment

(This blog was originally published in January 2020, when I had my last round of back problems and chiropractic treatment. I’ve had yet another recurrence in these aging bones. I wanted to revisit the wisdom found in the way God has fashioned our bodies and the way he “adjusts” us in every way throughout our entire lives in relationship with him. Enjoy…and keep a healthy spine if you can!

Ruth E. Stitt

Recently I’ve had a recurrence of sciatic nerve pain caused by disc issues in my lower back. This has returned me to the chiropractor’s office.  Chiropractors address and cure neuromuscular irregularities through “diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system, and the effects of these disorders on the function of the nervous system and general health.”*

I’m grateful for this option of care and the ingenious methods chiropractors have developed to reduce pain and restore healthy functioning.

In the midst of this trial common to humans, the opportunity for metaphoric reference to spiritual growth and health has not escaped me. I am inspired in this by the writing of A.W. Tozer on the sovereignty of God and the limitations to human freedom. He writes,

“We are not psychologically conditioned to understand freedom except in its imperfect forms. Our concepts of it have been shaped in a…

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