Sunday, January 29, 2012

Life is Precious!ot

I am reminded over and over again of all of the precious things in life. There are several of them. Things such as God's Amazing Grace, Marriage, Becoming a parent,, the sunshine, the smile of a child, and oh so many more things I couldn't count them if I had a million fingers and toes. But how often do we consider life itself? One of the first shows I was in was at Barnstormers Theatre. A homey little place, but that's beyond the point. The show was callled "Little Old Ladies in Tennis Shoes" I was the Assistant Stage Manager, and my brother played the role of Jeff Bernstein, one of the starring roles. It wasn't the best show in the world, there was unnecessary language, arguing, and even a scene of a married man coming down the stairs of a ladies house who was not his wife, needless to say, he was cheating.It was a great learning experience though. Anyway, let me get back on track. One one of the biggest lines in the show was by one of the little old ladies, She was preparing to go on a trip to get away from reality. The person she loved the most was Jeff Bernstein, and he had just gotten out of the hospital from a bad car accident. One of her very last lines in the show, which I still remember to this day was "Life Is Precious, L'Chaim".
 Short, Sweet, and to the point. I believe too many people take life for granted. In 2007 alone, there were 34,598 accounts of suicide. Even more shocking, there are appriximately 115,000 abortions, worldwide, in one day. The world's point of view is, if you aren't happy, then there's no point to life. But I belief there is so much more to that! In Jeremiah 29:11, God says to Jeremiah,
"I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord,, plans to prosper you, and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future"
He also says in 1 Corinthians 10:31
"So whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God"
God has a perfect plan for each of our lives. He wants to use each of us in a special way, and whether you are 969 years old like Methusala, or you are not even born yet, God can use you in an amazing way.
As this past week was the 39th anniversary of Roe vs. Wade, I am reminded of all the little lives, past, present, and future, who have never had a chance to see the sun's light. I am reminded how precious those lives are, and how careless people can be. How do you not realize it is a living human being? If a baby is born premature, does that not make it a life? It's not fully developed yet, but it is still a living a breathiing, and moving life. God cares for each of those precious lives and so should we. People all over the world grieve when they lose a loved one, Whether young, or old, they would give just about anything to get them back, and yet people are carelessly giviing lives away..
But just as these little lives are precious in the eyes of God, so is yours. It's amazing to me, to think,, how a lowly sinner like me, can be loved by such an amazing person as God. He loves me, He loves you,, and He loves every single person he has created. We are all precious to Hiim.
So,, how should we live our lives? I belive that with the lives God has given us, we should not waste one second of it. God has given us these lives for a reason, and he wants us to glorify Hiim through it all. We should not waste our lives complaining about the things we do not have, or being depressed or upset We should long to serve God, and glorify Him in every aspect of our lives. I know, that no matter what age, gender, size, or race, God can use you in a special way. He has a special plan for our lives, and we should not waste one second of it, We should long to glorify Him in every aspect of our life, because it is precious to Him.