I got up during the night a couple of weeks ago and accidentally stepped on something sharp. I jumped back in pain, but since we were in a hotel room at the time and I didn’t want to wake the rest of the family, I just felt around in the dark, trying (without success) to find what had stuck me.
Unfortunately, the pain persisted. I hobbled around for a week, expecting it to get better, but it didn’t. Finally — eight days later — I went into a local clinic and had it X-rayed. This is what they found:
No wonder it hurt! I’d been limping around for over a week with the needle still stuck in my foot!
The doctor numbed up my foot, sliced it open, and dug the foreign object out. Thankfully, it was the sewing kind of needle, not a hypodermic needle. I did get another tetanus shot, though, just to be safe.
Even with the incision and the stitches, my foot feels so much better now! And my family has taken excellent care of me as I recuperate.
The experience underscores the importance of making straight (and smooth!) the path for our feet. I’m so grateful that my limb was not permanently lamed, and that my foot now seems to be healing up nicely.
All of which reminds me of this week’s memory verse is Hebrews 12:12-13:
“Therefore, strengthen the hands that are weak and the knees that are feeble, and make straight paths for your feet, so that the limb which is lame may not be put out of joint, but rather be healed!”
It can be found in the sixth set of our Scripture Memory Flashcards:
And for extra practice, I’ve made more handwriting printables, as well:
Plus, in case you missed them, here are links to the first five sets of flashcards and practice sheets, too:
- Scripture Memory Cards – Set 1
- Scripture Memory Cards – Set 2
- Scripture Memory Cards – Set 3
- Scripture Memory Cards – Set 4
- Scripture Memory Cards – Set 5
- Memory Verse Copywork – Set 1
- Memory Verse Copywork – Set 2
- Memory Verse Copywork – Set 3
- Memory Verse Copywork – Set 4
- Memory Verse Copywork – Set 5
And I’ve also uploaded a progress chart to help you keep track of which verses your child has already memorized (some of the verses listed are from sets of flashcards that will be published in the future).
May God honor your efforts to hide His Word in your heart!