Today is my husband's birthday - Happy 43rd Matt - I love you!
In our kitchen this morning the following conversation took place between Tori, our youngest, my husband and me.
“Dad, you’re 43 today?”
“What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done?”
Me – “Damn, you need to go live a little!”
“Mom, what’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done?”
“I plead the 5th!”
This exchange really got me thinking. I have done some really crazy, as in stupid, as in what the heck was I thinking, as in oh wait I wasn’t thinking, stuff. I’m guessing you have as well.
Then I thought the craziest thing I’ve ever done is something I continue to do every single day. I follow Jesus. Seriously crazy stuff. Crazy because the world says - Do whatever you want, don’t worry about the consequence of your actions. Spend all you have, get revenge, hold grudges…
Jesus says – Love your neighbor, forgive 70 times 7- or 77 x 7 – a big whole bunch, you are being built as a dwelling place for God, you are to be salt and light in this world…
It’s easy to stay angry with someone who hurts you. It’s easy to live in the pit of unforgiveness.
I do the crazy thing and forgive and let me tell you I have done some crazy, huge forgiving. It’s a choice. Doing the right thing isn’t always easy but it’s always right and in this case crazy.
I’m crazy for Jesus. I’m a crazy Do.Love.Walker; I’m a crazy Trust.Seek.Pray-er.
I’m crazy for a Savior who paid the ultimate price for me. I’m crazy about being unconditionally loved.
I’m crazy about sharing that LOVE in thought, word and deed!
I’m crazy about you because you are a child of God.
So what’s your Let’s Go Crazy 1,2,3?
#1 Jesus is CRAZY for you
#2 Go a little crazy – follow Him
#3 See 1 and 2