Most of us grew up with or are familiar with the song , “Feeling Groovy”. Life was so simple just a few years ago. We live in a society where we are conditioned to be driven in order to suceed. Everything seems to be at our finger tips at such a fast pace. At times this is not a bad thing, but when we neglect those around us to ” make it to the top” and step on a few toes along the way or the ‘look at me I arrived’, or how much money your worth.
My field of work is quite interesting, I meet people from most walks of life. Rich and poor, successful and even failures, etc. I can think of a woman in Provincetown who was a popular socialite, involved with politics, and a profound dance instructor from New York City. She is aged now and disabled, life raced past her like a whirlwind without even realizing it. She could barely walk now, lives a lonely life, and her small cottage was in disrepair. We talked, we laughed, I saw tears well up at times. I remember saying to her that we all have our glory moments in life but they soon fade away into the distance. It even happens to great athletes, movie stars, etc. when they retire. I ended up praying with this Jewish woman before I left (I asked her if I could and her face lit up with such joy)I felt like I wanted to offer her hope at her age and her situation. I needed to slow down and listen to her needs at this moment. I’m always reminded that life is a vapor and then it’s gone.
“Your life is like the morning fog- it’s here a little while then it’s gone….”
“How do you know what your life will be like tomorrow? Your life is like the morning fog—it’s here a little while, then it’s gone”.
James 4:14 NLT
“Are any of you suffering hardships? You should pray. Are any of you happy? You should sing praises. Are any of you sick? You should call for the elders of the church to come and pray over you, anointing you with oil in the name of the Lord. Such a prayer offered in faith will heal the sick, and the Lord will make you well. And if you have committed any sins, you will be forgiven. Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and produces wonderful results”.
James 5:13-16 NLT
Enjoy this day and remember to slow down and tap the brakes this week!