My sister’s mother-in-law has a fascination with those “Life Is Good” shirts. Like to the point where Katy knows for a solid fact that she’ll receive one for either her birthday or Christmas (or both) every single year. They’re pretty cute. With a memorable saying or a cute little stick figure guy kayaking or something.
Ask Katy. She has all of them.
Anyway, I have one of those Life Is Good shirts too. It’s green and it’s got holes in it – I believe there’s a stick guy roasting marshmallows over a fire on the front. I wore it the other day to paint the trim in our new house. <- I owe you all an update. As I was painting, a huge glob of white paint somehow got on the shirt. (The term “somehow” implies that I have no idea how that could possibly have happened, when in reality, I know exactly how it happened. I’m a turd when it comes to painting. I find it in my hair, on the inside (!?!?) of my pants, and rolling down my Life Is Good shirt.)
As the paint rolled down that stick guy, I couldn’t help but smile. Yes, at my turd-dom, but also at the fact that life, is indeed, very good.
You might be going through something horrible right now. You might have cancer or you might have just had a miscarriage. You might being going through a divorce or have just lost your job.
But as I read The Word, I see a consistent theme in it all.
LIFE IS GOOD.
And when it’s not, it still is.
Because we truly have SO MUCH to be thankful for.
It is during the hardships that we come to lean not on ourselves, but on others and God. We become weak so that we may become strong.
2 Corinthians 12:10
10 That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.
Even if you don’t believe in God (and I hope you do!) or have a great relationship with Him (and I hope you do!), I think you’ll agree with me when I say that WE ARE BLESSED. We have so much. So much love and money and food and luxuries that many don’t have. The shear fact that you’re reading this blog means that you’ve got a computer (or access to one), which also means that you’re richer than 95% of the world.
Even when life is bad or you’re having crappy day, it could always be worse.
I have FAITH in something much greater than myself. I have faith that food will be provided. That my car will continue to run. That I’ll remain healthy.
And I also have FAITH that if I was struck down with something horrible, something that could defeat me, that I will never be forsaken. That even if my life was taken, I’m ok, because I’ve got God. Life becomes a whole lot easier to live (and truly LIVE) when you have that FAITH.
That unshakeable feeling that everything will inevitably be alright. A solid Rock.
We are blessed, my friends.
Life is good grand! The t-shirt says it all.
QUESTION: How is YOUR life good? I hope you have a BLESSED weekend! I’m off to live this very good life – See you Monday!