Monthly Archives: April 2021

Let’s Fly!

Cars lined up.
Engines revving with every pump of the gas pedal.
His hands are gripped to the leather of the steering wheel; sweat seeping between his fingers.

The announcer comes over the loud speaker.
“Ready. Set.”
And then the sound of the starter pistol.

They’re off.  At speeds so fast it vibrates the cheeks of the drivers.

But not his.
He believes he has the slow car.  He didn’t realize his car had a super power under the hood.  He was playing it safe.  “Driving 35 with a rocket inside because he didn’t know what he had.”

That’s a line from Mercy Me’s newest song “Say I Won’t”.  It’s basically about not living life to the fullest because the devil makes us believe we can’t when really we can.  He makes us believe we aren’t enough when Jesus says we are enough!  He makes us think we can only go 35 when in reality we’ve got the rocket Spirit of God inside helping us live life to the fullest.

The song goes on to say, “While I’ve been waiting to live, My life’s been waiting on me.”
I don’t want to wait to live life anymore.  I’m tired of worrying about tomorrow and wondering what could have been yesterday.  I’m taking this song to heart.


Chorus:  “I’m gonna run
No, I’m gonna fly
I’m gonna know what it means to live
And not just be alive
The world’s gonna hear
‘Cause I’m gonna shout
And I will be dancing when circumstances drown the music out
Say I won’t.”

I dare you, devil.  Say I won’t.  Because I will!

Let today be the day we start to live for Jesus.  Look for JOY.  Look for blessings.  Look for ways to share what He has done for you.  Don’t mope.  Don’t pout.  Don’t be lazy.  LIVE.

It’s time.  Don’t let anyone say you won’t.  Kick the devil to the curb and let’s start living life with purpose.  No reason to worry when we let God lead the way!

I’m going to.  What about you?

Come on.  Get in.  We’re gonna fly!

Friday. Saturday. Sunday.

It’s Saturday.
The day after Good Friday and the day before Easter.
If we think about this day over 2,000 years ago it was one of the saddest and heart-wrenching days ever. I think about the friends of Jesus and how sad they were because I, too have experienced the death of friends.
I think about the siblings of Jesus and their sadness because I have experienced the loss of a sister.
And then I think about the mother of Jesus. The sick, sad, gut-wrenching pain she felt. Fortunately I have never lost a child but the sickness, grief and empathy I feel for Mary as the mother of Jesus almost paralyzes me.
The day after the crucifixion and the day before the resurrection had to be horrible. Just an awful “Saturday” of grief!
BUT they didn’t really understand that Sunday was coming. They didn’t really know what the day after Saturday really meant; how that day after Saturday would change the entire world forever.
That’s why this Saturday in 2021, I have hope. I have peace. I have salvation- a relationship with the risen Lord. Yes RISEN.
He is alive and during this season when we remember the sacrifice and the grief and the sadness, we also remember the resurrection, the hope and the promise of eternity in heaven.
If you don’t have this peace or understand the hope that I reference, I would love to share it with you. Jesus is Alive and this promise of eternity makes this Saturday a day of celebration because we know that Sunday is coming!!