Every cell in the human body is dependent on sodium for survival. It serves many functions in the body, including helping to carry nutrients into the cells.
It also helps to keep minerals and calcium soluble in our blood, regulates muscle contractions, and plays a role in nerve stimulation. It is also required to produce hydrochloric acid in the stomach, which is an important component of digestion.
Salt helps the body regulate the electrolyte balance in and surrounding the body’s cells. It also serves to preserve the body’s blood cells and blood vessels. Low salt intake can lead to muscle spasms, irregular heartbeat, increase risk of heart attack, and even sudden death.
Jesus asked her, “Woman, why are you crying? Who is it you are looking for?” Thinking He was the gardener, she said, “Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have put him, and I will get him.” Jesus said to her, “Mary.” She turned toward Him and cried out, Teacher. John 20:15-16
Mary Magdalene spent a considerable amount of time with Jesus. She knew his voice, she knew his mannerisms, she knew his presence.
Yet, after His resurrection, things changed physically in Jesus, so that a close confidante like Mary was unable to recognize Jesus.
Exercise of the Week: Ask yourself this question: do you know Jesus well enough that when He speaks to you, you recognize His voice?