Whether you are a believer or not, or whatever you choose to believe,
for the sake of belief or unbelief, you must admit, there is no greater
love than one who would lay down his life for another, carry the
burdens for another, take thirty-nine stripes, and hang on a cross for
them unless He loved them. You do not have to believe to know that
no one would do these things without the power of love-
Someone who would do this, now “that’s love.”
trying to reach the destination.
Often turning corners-
attempting to make the journey at ease.
Stepping high, taking quick strides,
and speed trotting-
but it seems at times,
moving forward is like moving backwards.
Gaining speed is like moving too slow.
You’re always aiming to get there,
always trying to get it right,
always thinking limiting all
the wrongs would work.
But whether it’s all in stride,
running free, or lagging behind-
keeping it moving,
reaching the end
is always a few miles away-
getting there is the race.
(A reblog from my original post)
For some, rollercoasters are invigorating and filled with thrills. There is much anticipation and anxiety. As the ride ascends and descends through loop after loops, the body is turned upside down repeatedly. Emotions of laughter, tears, joy, and fear are all entangled. Finally, when the ride finishes, a sense of relief or excitement is what one experiences.
At times, isn’t life like a rollercoaster? One minute things are going fine and suddenly a circumstance changes things. Life will change for the better or worse. But, it does not stay the same. Like a rollercoaster, you’re either up or down it seems. When the worse is over there’s a sense of relief, and when things are going well it’s exciting.
Yet, between the ups and downs, there is another posture in life. It’s a posture of being grounded. The benefits of being grounded are when life takes you for a ride, if you are grounded, you’re determined to brace yourself and embrace whatever comes your way. Through the ups and downs, you’ll remain encouraged in knowing, “no matter what”, it will soon end. You’re like the person at the bottom of the rollercoaster waiting for others to get off.
Find a place or posture where you can remain grounded- it’s exciting to know it’s possible to live life this way.