Sunday, November 06, 2005

Live well, laugh often, love much

I've been following the story of Kyle Lake, a preacher from the University Baptist Church in Waco, who was electrocuted and died last week while performing a baptism. It was such a tragedy....I just can't believe that something like that could happen. WHY?? I feel so much sorrow for his family. He was married and had 3 small children. I just can't even imagine the pain that they are feeling right now. Please help me pray for healing and comfort for the Lake family and also for the UBC family. From what I read he was a vibrant man whom everyone loved, a true man of God. They say he had a gift for preaching and bringing people to Christ....especially in the college community. I just wanted to post one of the things he said in his last sermon that I found on the website. Even though I didn't know him, his words really touched my heart and I wanted to share it with you. Sometimes we take life for granted and forget how precious it really is and how everything around us and everyone in our lives are truly treasures from God. I hope everyone has a wonderful and blessed week.........


Live

Live. And Live Well. BREATHE. Breathe in and Breathe deeply. Be PRESENT. Do not be past. Do not be future. Be now. On a crystal clear, breezy 70 degree day, roll down the windows and FEEL the wind against your skin. Feel the warmth of the sun. If you run, then allow those first few breaths on a cool Autumn day to FREEZE your lungs and do not just be alarmed, be ALIVE. Get knee-deep in a novel and LOSE track of time. If you bike, pedal HARD… and if you crash then crash well. Feel the SATISFACTION of a job well done—a paper well-written, a project thoroughly completed, a play well-performed. If you must wipe the snot from your 3-year old’s nose, don’t be disgusted if the Kleenex didn’t catch it all… because soon he’ll be wiping his own. If you’ve recently experienced loss, then GRIEVE. And Grieve well. At the table with friends and family, LAUGH. If you’re eating and laughing at the same time, then might as well laugh until you puke. And if you eat, then SMELL. The aromas are not impediments to your day. Steak on the grill, coffee beans freshly ground, cookies in the oven. And TASTE. Taste every ounce of flavor. Taste every ounce of friendship. Taste every ounce of Life. Because-it-is-most-definitely-a-Gift.

1 comment:

Deanna said...

I remember you telling me about this that you had read. WOW! It's great! I think I need a copy to read everyday! Bless his family!