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Topic: Happy (07/12/07)
TITLE: Do You Remember Me?
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Happy is that people, that is in such a case: yea, happy is that people, whose God is the Lord.
…Psalm 144:15 KJV
Happiness is 94 years of age and still having a memory at all. An unusually talented man, my Uncle Roy was known for his hand stands till he was 80 years of age, and his keen memory through recollection of numerous poems and mathematic problems which mesmerized me. He always loved to entertain others around him.
My mother and dad age 80 wanted to make a trip to the upper peninsula of Michigan and my Uncle Roy wanted to go with them. At each restaurant while up north Roy would ask the patrons outright, “Do I know you?” Some times he was surprised. Once Roy said, “You look familiar! Do I know you?” The answer came, “You should! You’re my uncle!” There a small family reunion of distant uncles and cousins joyfully united.
Another time on their trip my uncle decided to ask this woman, “Do I know you?” The 90 year old woman looked at him and said very clearly, “You should know me you! You dumped me years ago! It’s too late now! You had your chance!”
My dad almost lost it witnessing the woman and her response to his older brother. I found myself in laughter just Dad telling the events of the trip and had a hard time imaging the woman my uncle turned down. I was sure glad he did, because we loved our Aunt Neva; there was no one equal to her.
Happiness is how you look at life. These acquaintances laughed at them selves, talked about old times and precious memories they have shared. If their memories would have been full of bad choices, scarred and hurt, meeting some of these old friends might not have been so great.
Happiness is making memories everyday knowing they will indelibly impress someone besides you. A kindness a person was not expecting; that is what’s so neat that it not expected so makes it that much more memorable. Are you happy? Try kindness! I believe it will look nice on you.
The woman let my uncle know he turned her down years ago, but he was happy with the choices he had made in life. What about you? Are you happy? At the age of 94 life doesn’t have to be bleak; depends how you look at it. To enjoy life to the fullest think of someone else more than your self. This will work at any age.
God hasn’t changed; He is still God and still has the power to help you through difficulties, even aging ones. “Don’t worry! Be happy!” can only be done with Christ leading the way.
With Christ as my Savior he will know me. Christ will never have to say, “Do I know you from some where?” I am His child. If we stray from him though He might ask us, “Do you remember me? “It’s been a long time son!”
Don’t turn God away! Accept His forgiveness of sin today. If you do turn Him away, He will have to say, “I never knew you,” when life comes to an end.
Happy is that people, whose God is the Lord.
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