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Friday, January 13, 2017

Think About It

Fortune Cookie Wisdom
by Pastor B.J. Knefley

I’m not really into fortune cookies; in fact I rarely eat them or read the little paper that’s inside. But the other day I broke down and cracked one open and read the following, “Winners forget they’re in a race, they just love to run”. Do you suppose that’s why some people enjoy life so much? Do some enjoy living so much that the events of life, with all of its ups and downs, just don’t seem to matter because they take everything in stride as part of the race of life?

Life is so much more than its events. That’s not to say that events are not important because they are. They impact our life and can change its course. They can take our breath away and leave us speechless. They can cause emotional turmoil and distress. They can leave us asking all sorts of questions. But in the end, life does go on, it does not end even though sometimes we may think it will.

Paul stated in Romans 8:38-39, “And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord”. It is with this kind of attitude that one is able to enjoy the process of life for it is in living that joy is found. Like the runner who loves to run, obstacles do not hinder them because their eyes are focused upon something entirely different.

In case you haven’t noticed, life is short! It seems to always take forever for tomorrow to get here but then it passes in a brief moment of time. Looking back over our yesterdays may make us wonder why we wished them into our life. Regrets, failures, and disappointments dot our life. But for those that love to just run, they are able to let go of those hindrances and move on. Do you run to win or just love to run? Think about it.


Anonymous said...

PEEPAW always told me to think before I act. PEEPAW was a wise man!

Anonymous said...

This is a great article, as they always are and makes me think. However it reminded me of the time I picked-up some Chinese food to-go. I always got chicken lo mein and chicken with broccoli. After getting home and enjoying the food I opened-up a fortune cookie, pulled out the paper and it said... "That wasn't chicken"...