Sunday, May 13, 2012

five doors

I stepped through five doors the other day.  Inside the first door, I found a young woman dying of cancer.  The family was gathered around her and she was saying her tearful goodbyes.  No words can describe the tender pain of this moment.

I entered a second door and someone just got engaged to be married.  The joy! the celebration!  They are on top of the world.  It is a day to remember.  One of the greatest days of their lives.

I looked into the third door and found a man in prayer.  He did not know that I was watching.  Sincerely, respectfully he made his petitions to our Father.  He laid out his life before our God.

Behind the forth door is someone working.  Multitasking.  Rushing from one item on the list to another.  Whistle while you work.  Click off another hour, another day, another week, another payday.  make yourself indispensable to the corporation.

I open the fifth door and I see myself.  I look at my life and I wonder what I think I am doing.  Let's add you behind door number five as well.  Do any of the above pictures fit you?  Are you happy?  Sad?  Reflective?  Unaware?

Today is our time to live, and it will be over very shortly.  Don't just go thru the motions.  Find the people that you love and tell them that you love them.  Put your arms around them and thank them for being who they are.  Release your worries and concerns, in the big picture they are usually not worth carrying.  Free yourself to live and to love.

It's a beautiful day in God's world, be sure to see the good.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

What a great post! Profound.

Go live and be blessed.