Monday, February 13, 2017

Martin Luther and Mac Davis


A friend shared this quote from Martin Luther.

Martin Luther - "God writes the gospel not in the bible alone, but also on the trees, and in the flowers and clouds and stars."

My entire life I have heard people say things like, "stop and smell the roses." In fact, there was a 1974 song with that title by Mac Davis. Here are the lyrics.

Hey Mister
Where you going in such a hurry
Don't you think it's time you realized
There's a whole lot more to life than work and worry
The sweetest things in life are free
And there right before your eyes

You got to Stop and Smell the roses
You've got to count your many blessings everyday
You're gonna find your way to heaven is a rough and rocky road
If you don't Stop and Smell the roses along the way

Before you went to work this morning in the city
Did you spent some time with your family
Did you kiss your wife and tell her that she's pretty
Did you take your children to your breast and love them tenderly

You got to Stop and Smell the roses
You've got to count your many blessings everyday
You're gonna find your way to heaven is a rough and rocky road
If you don't Stop and Smell the roses along the way

Did you ever take a walk through the forest
Stop and dream a while among the trees
Well you can look up through the leaves right straight to heaven
You can almost hear the voice of God
In each any every breeze

You got to Stop and Smell the roses
You've got to count your many blessings everyday
You're gonna find your way to heaven is a rough and rocky road
If you don't Stop and Smell the roses along the way


Here is a link to the song....
Stop and Smell the Roses on Youtube

Luther talked about it in the 1500's. Mac Davis in 1974. Here we are in 2017 still trying to remind each other to see the good. It is indeed a very important part of life.

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

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

And supposedly in us.

Joanne Priester said...

Liked that song Mac Davis died too soon