Yesterday Microsoft released Halo:Reach, the latest in it’s Halo series of games for the XBox. Of course with two boys (well three), in the house, there has been a lot of anticipation for this day. They stopped and picked it up after school last night, and they could hardly stand the wait to play it. Homework was hastily done, soccer practice was just walked through. The focus of the night was getting back to play the new game.
The boys talked about it all day at school yesterday and probably will again today. The anticipation, the excitement, the innocence.
I have penned words on this subject before. But I am still amazed by it. I am amazed by the excitement that children can generate. You see, on the other side of the house, Amy and I are discussing how we are going to get all of our stuff done. How are going to get the car fixed? Where are we meeting for dinner? Who is going where, who is taking what task? Can you believe this is what happened at work? etc. I look longingly back to the children and the incredible passion they are able to muster for things, ideas, and events.
I think this is also one reason I was so enamored with the video I shared on Friday. We must continue to find a way to live with that childhood exuberance even while doing “adult” things, but boy is it hard. So today, is just a reminder to keep your passion for life alive despite the crushing weight of life. We serve the Master who said he will “make all things new”.
15All this is for your benefit, so that the grace that is reaching more and more people may cause thanksgiving to overflow to the glory of God.
16Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. 17For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. 2 Corinthians 4:15-17 (New International Version)
You may want to read the whole of chapter 4 if you have time. Have a great day and life with some exuberance, you are living in the age of freedom and mercy!