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This is The Day The Lord Has Made

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A University Professor was invited to speak at a military base. He was met at the airport by a sergeant named Ralph and after introducing themselves, they headed for the baggage claim area. As they walked down the concourse, Ralph kept disappearing, once to help an older woman who was struggling with her case, once to play with two toddlers and another time to give directions to someone who was lost.

Each time he came back with a big smile on his face. "Where did you learn to help other people like that?" asked the professor with a smile. "It was during my last tour of duty in Afghanistan, you see I was in bomb disposal and my job was to detect mines before anyone stood on them. Unfortunately I saw many of my friends blown up, doing the same job as myself, that's where I learned to live between steps. I never knew whether my next step was going to be my last, so I learned to get everything out of the moment, when I picked my foot up and put it down again. Every step I took was a whole new world and I guess I've been living that way ever since."

Sometimes we see happiness as a series of goals and we tell ourselves we will only be happy when we, graduate, find a good job, get married, have children, own our own home and so on. We keep postponing our life and everything is on hold until we achieve these goals.

To get the most out of our lives, we must learn to live by Scripture:
"This is the day the Lord has made: we will rejoice and be glad in it

Published Fri 22nd Feb 2019 23:26:28
Last Modified on Fri 22nd Feb 2019 23:26:28

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