We do work hard to protect what we have. It doesn’t just fall into our laps, waking up every morning singing Disney songs and skipping fa-la-la-la-la to and fro, blowing kisses to one another, ever smiling and kissy-kissy all. the. time. Who could live that way anyway? You’d have to keep an eye out constantly with all those cartoon twittering birds flying over your heads.
No; the only reason we are what we are together and have what we have is because of our belief in and walk with God. And without Jesus, we wouldn’t even be alive, much less where we are together. Based on our old lives, we both should be dead. For us, He is real, He is alive, and He is Who we honor today.
So today we celebrate a blessed holiday – holy and sanctified (set apart), because Jesus is worthy of adoration, reverence (honor, awe) and worship.
From our house to yours, may your life be like the story that goes to this picture below. There was a beautiful tree in my parents yard. One day it began dying until it reached the point they had to cut it down. It left a stump they put the garbage can on for the garbage man to pick up. My son burned it in an attempt to help get rid of the stump. It was worthless. Dead. Lifeless. Useless. Many knew it was finished.
One day I went to visit my mom and for some reason I stopped to look at the tree stump. It was amazing. In the middle of the stump new life was beginning. As the dead edges of the stump began falling away, the little life continued to grow. It so amazed me, I had Alpha Hubby take a picture of it for me to remind me new life can rise out of the ashes.
New life. In the middle of dead a tree stump. New life fighting it’s way through the dead stump, aiming for the light above. New life. In the middle of something everyone had considered lifeless, useless, finished.
Life. When you aim toward the Light, new life will take hold and grow.
May you live it to the fullest.