Sunday, December 13, 2015

It is Ridiculous

But now at last, God sent his Son to bring his message to us. God created the universe by his Son, and everything will someday belong to the Son. 3 God’s Son has all the brightness of God’s own glory and is like him in every way. By his own mighty word, he holds the universe together. Hebrews 1:2-3 (Contemporary English Version)

Last Sunday I used one of the Bible passages from the Christmas program I’ve been working on at church and thought it would be easy to just use the rest of the verses from the program for the rest of December. This particular passage says a lot, but that doesn’t mean it has been inspiring me with wisdom as I try to write this blog post. So I’ve been sitting at the computer surfing the ‘net. And because I act like an old woman, I had to check the obituaries. I know, am I old or just morbid? Maybe nosy?

But I found out that my friend Kathy’s mom passed away Friday. I wrote about it when her dad died a few years ago. I pulled up that blog post and looked at the picture of us goof balls from high school. Of my four best friends, we only have two moms left – Sal’s and mine. I guess we are all old.

But God holds the universe together and He will hold us together when life gets us down and He will get us through each day. And the awesome thing is that because God the Father sent His Son to us, we know that we can all meet up again in Heaven someday. And then think of the party we can have. 

Ok, but now it just got ridiculous.

I wanted to send Kathy a thinking-of-you email, but her address wasn't in my contact's list. So I looked back through all my emails to her last one, this past January. And she had posted this video.

Maybe we aren't getting old. Every day is a new day, day one, another day to do everything we want to do.

God is so good. It is ridiculous.

* * * * * * * * * *
Well, I wish I had a short term memory
Wish the only thing my eyes could see
Was the future burning bright right in front of me
But I can't stop looking back
.  .  .  .  .
It's day one of the best of my life
I'm marching on to the beat of a brand new drum
Yeah, here I come
The future has begun
Day One 

(Lyrics by Matthew West

1 comment:

Denise said...

I had a poster on my wall at home with a single Daisy "It's a brand new day in your life" or something very similar. I think that is why I love sunrises best. A wonderful video.