Our time on earth is so relatively short. It seems like it is here and over in the blink of an eye. But even in the short time, it is such a wild ride. Sure, there is grief and suffering. There is death and loneliness. There are so many challenges that cause us anxiety and stress. But that is just a part of the picture. There is also excitement and celebrations. There are births and successes. There are times when we have overcome and met the challenge. There are accomplishments and meaningful relationships.
It is as if life is indeed a wild ride. Sometimes we are on the rollercoaster and having a blast. We throw our hands up and our heads back and just enjoy the moment. There are times when we are scared and look for the hand of the one next to us to help us out. There are highs and lows and everything in between. The ride can make us nauseous but when it stops for a moment, we want to ride again. One of my favorite adventures is to go zip lining. There is such freedom in flying from mountain to mountain. It brings such joy to see creation from a whole new perspective. I am grateful for guides that keep me safe and allow me to experience this joy without concern over the gear. There are more adventures to be tackled in this wild ride of life.
We can get stuck sometimes, though. Our ride seems to stop at the top and we are left dangling, not knowing what to do, waiting for someone to come to our rescue. That’s when friends and family come to our aid and do all they can to support us and love us. Know that we are not stuck forever. There is still so much more to experience. There are still joys yet to be discovered. There is still life on this wild ride. My prayer is that you are able to enjoy the ride, if just for today. I pray you know you feel the support and love as you tackle one more adventure. Let’s go.
10 The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.
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