I was in my car for a long time today as I had several errands to run that meant traveling about thirteen miles between stops so I had time to listen to several of my favorite playlists, one of which was the soundtrack from the Sound of Music. I hit repeat on two that are special to me, one is Climb Every Mountain and the other is when Julie Andrews sings, “Somewhere in my youth or childhood, I must have done something good” signifying her absolute awe that Captain Von Trapp would actually fall in love with her! I own the movie and occasionally I take the time to watch the movie version of the real life heroine, because that movie takes me back to my own youth and feelings of first love, a love that never died.
Can you, do you remember the feelings of first love? There is nothing like it. I think that may be one reason why so many people become unfaithful in their marriages, maybe they are just trying to find that special feeling one more time. We marry and our marriage becomes life as usual and we long to feel the excitement and the rush of adrenaline that comes with new love. Merchants and movie makers must feel we are all looking for change and something new all the time, why else would there be so many different types of restaurants, grocery stores, clothing stores and action movies?
I don’t like change, so when I get used to a grocery store I stay with it! I got my little world upset recently when the Publix, that I frequent, went through a “face lift”, now I don’t know where anything is which makes it take longer to gather my groceries, however I opted to learn rather than changing stores which would have caused me even more angst! Fads come and go from hair teased so high you can stick an un-sharpened pencil in it one year, to the parted in the middle straight look the next and we, like sheep, follow the trends. Did YOU wear long skirts and platform shoes in the 70’s? Not that old? I am sure you have gone through other fashion changes too. I am not so upset with changing fashion in clothes and hairstyles; it is the adultery that gets to me. Adultery in the flesh is one thing and yes it is a sin, and it doesn’t look any better on me than it does on you, but more than that it is the adultery of the church that bothers me. People are tired of the “old time religion” and feel it doesn’t offer solutions so they look for other “powers that be” which also cannot give you a solution.
In following Jesus Christ as the only door to salvation, at least I know that I have a hope for an eternal life. Is there life after death?
It has been my experience to see into that realm and watch both of my parents as they slipped into the next life and I know with certainty that life goes on in the spirit.
Are you looking for love? How much more could we be loved than to have Jesus give His life for us? That is the love that should never get old to us. To go looking for a new way or a “secret“, is stepping over the blood of Jesus to go in another direction.
It doesn’t feel good to be left because someone is seeking a little excitement or another way of life, so I know that Jesus, having given so much for us, must weep over us as He did over Jerusalem, because He loves us so. A chorus we used to sing says: “I have decided to follow Jesus, I have decided to follow Jesus, I have decided to follow Jesus, no turning back, no turning back.” It continues “The cross before us, the world behind us, no turning back.”
Galatians 5:7-10 You were running superbly! Who cut in on you, deflecting you from the true course of obedience? This detour doesn’t come from the One who called you into the race in the first place. And please don’t toss this off as insignificant. It only takes a minute amount of yeast, you know, to permeate an entire loaf of bread. Deep down, the Master has given me confidence that you will not defect. But the one who is upsetting you, whoever he is, will bear the divine judgment.
Be faithful to Him, He has always been faithful to you. Psalm 68:5 A father of the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in His holy habitation.