We are approaching 08-08-08 and many are planning to be married on this day of “new beginnings.” While that is not what I am talking about in this blog entitled love life, it is an interesting parallel thought. 🙂
When Tragedy comes into your life, you naturally begin to focus on the circumstances of what happened. If your focus remains on the bad circumstances, you will begin to lose sight of the bigger picture (c.f. my 04-26-08 Blog “PERSPECTIVE”) and the good that can come. Focusing on the tragedy alone will also lead to negative thinking of what could happen in the future (worry). If you LOVE LIFE, you will learn to accept the good and the bad, awaiting the day when only the good will prevail…
The Bible book of First Peter talks about this. I Peter 3:10 says, “For he who would love life And see good days, Let him refrain his tongue from evil, And his lips from speaking deceit.” The greater context is very appropriate too. Loving life means that you do not allow your tongue to talk about (nor your mind to dwell on) the negative things. There is a problem with life as we know it (c.f. my recent 07-12-08 Blog, “Paradise Lost”).
There is a day coming when faith will become sight and we must love life and the Creator of life to be prepared for that Day! Jesus did say, “I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly” (John 10:10).