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I could work for money

I could perform for fame

I could perfect myself

But what do I gain?

 

A life without Christ

Is a life about me

A life lost in myself

Is a life never free

 

I could do the same things

But in a different way

I could do them with joy in my face

And the love of Jesus each and every day

 

I could work for money

Money to give

I could perform for fame

Fame to show others how Jesus lives

 

I could perfect myself

Perfect to be strong

The music is different now

A new ending to my song

I lay under the fireworks tonight. They crackle and burst and explode above me; the brilliant color reflects in my brown eyes.

And I wonder.

My Jesus…what if our love were like this?

Like this.

Like a speeding missile, shooting high and far into the world around; always pointing upward to the One who ignites us. This love explodes! It bursts into an array of color and wonder and joy. Its fingers reach out; it touches others. They too, are ignited. They too, explode, and do the same. More color. More wonder. More joy.

And more love.

It’s an array of color. It’s fireworks.

It’s beautiful.

Go make fireworks, my friends. Ignite hearts. Fan the flames of souls. And together we will create a beautiful array of color.

“Elegance is not about being noticed, it’s about being remembered.” – Unknown

He helped me carry my items. He opened the door for me. He smiled and treated me with respect.

He is remembered.

Do not lose elegance. Do not bury grace. Do not allow chivalry to die.

Give them life and allow them to regain the strength and fervor they once had.

“Laughter is the shortest distance between two people.”

~ Victor Borge

 

You chuckle.

She giggles.

You grin.

She smiles.

Your eyes meet.

A friendship is born and bridged by laughter.

“Some people walk in the rain, others just get wet.”

―    Roger Miller

Walk in the rain.

Dance, too.

Don’t just get wet.

“A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.” ~ Walter Winchell

 

You have everything.

 

You have lots of friends.

 

 

You suddenly have nothing.

 

And you suddenly have no friends at all.

 

 

Your door creaks. Someone is standing there. Jesus steps forward. He stands at the door. He is your friend. He is walking in when the rest of the world walks out.

 

Jesus always cares.

 

And He’s always there.

 

Always.

Sometimes I forget to laugh.

It sounds dumb, when I say that.

But it’s true.

I work hard. I am focused. I am determined. I care much and relax little. I want so badly to do the right thing and do the job right.

But I forget to laugh.

The weird thing is, I love to laugh. I do. But sometimes I forget.

I miss it.

And then I remember. And I laugh again. And I know I mustn’t forget.

God loves to hear you laugh. He does. There is a song that sings every day. It’s His music. The galaxies, the rivers, the mountains, the birds, the blossoms, the honeybees, the treetops, the horses, the everything – they are all singing a melody that blends in perfect harmony. It’s beautiful.

And when you laugh?

You add the finishing notes.

And it’s awesome.