I once read an article that said that life is an experience, and all should try it. At first, this sound absolutely laughable, even inane. When I think of it, however, I look at people, even those close to me, and see that what they are living is an existence, not a life. I was like this before I retired to just write, rather than continue teaching. Most of us just plod along, going to work, exercising maybe three times a week, partying, or doing house or garden work on Saturdays. So, I repeat, “Life is an experience all should have!” Try it sometime; you may be surprised.
We need to enlarge the size of our internal tabernacles and stretch our minds to see what beauty there really is to life. So, let’s open up our curtains, spread our spiritual wings to the right and to the left and see a new earth, see a new heaven where there is calm and peace, spiritual rewards, and everlasting love. God calls us every time we awaken in the morning. He is that little voice reminding us that there is something we have forgotten, or it is the voice that really says that all is not well and there is something we are missing but know not what. When we open our hearts and minds to the new heaven and earth, we understand the unbelievable comfort and grace that is there for us, that awaits us.
Each morning, God gives us new life. Paul reminds us in his letter to the Philippians, “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.” When we really experience life as God offers, we live in comfort, knowing that are loved; we are protected; we are blessed.
So, I repeat, “Life is an experience all should have Try it sometime; you may be surprised.” You will be blessed.
© Russell Kendall Carter