Friday, I’m in Love
On the opening weekend, my family and I went to see the Hobbit. My kids loved it. My wife thought it was a bit too violent. My nine-year-old son delighted in the fact he’d just been to a 14A movie (and that “he was only age nine!”). Yep, in his mind, he’d pulled a fast one on his dear old dad. I had to laugh thinking back to seeing The Lord of The Rings at some midnight showing with friends and co-workers, long, long before my son had even been conceived.
It was in the moment, that I realized I’d been to see the movie with my friend Chadd; the same fellow who departed earth for heaven this last year. That brought a moment of sadness. How could so much had happened between then and now? It made me wonder if there’s film showings in heaven. It would seem a shame to see the other three films and then to miss the Hobbit. Or is the business of heaven, what I imagine as pure fun, simply too distracting? For a few seconds it was mind boggling. But life waits for no one and time marches onward.
New Year’s Eve always seems anticlimactic for me. Maybe it’s because past New Year’s Days seemed blue to me. Or in the lyrics of The Cure, this year “Tuesday’s Grey and Wednesday Too!” Yep. I imagine Wednesday, my first day back to work (real work that is), will seem a bit grey. *sigh*
Welcome 2013! I know that not all the days will be blue or grey. Some days will definitely feel like Friday, and being in love.
2012, I’ll always be thankful for a wonderful Christmas spent with loved ones. And to my friend who departed this mortal life too soon, thanks for helping me remember just how precious each person and friendship can be. And for every crumby thing that happened in 2012, thanks be it that I can leave you in the dust with reassurance that “This too shall pass.”
So in 2013, I pray God make every new day his reminder that the business of love, His Love, must remain my most important focus. Matthew 22.39
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