Easter - 2018

Monday, March 2, 2009

Alive...they lived!

“But he knows the way that I take; when he has tested me, I will come forth as gold. My feet have closely followed his steps; I have kept to his way without turning aside.”- Job 23:10-11
I have been asking the question, "What does it mean to be alive?" This scripture from Job came to mind. To be alive is more than feeling. I have asthma and until you cannot breath, you never truly understand the simple blessing of taking a deep breath and releasing stress. Forgetting how many blessings God has given to us is a natural part of living...yet until it is tested, taken away, or even challenged is when we truly begin to appreciate and live the blessing.

One of Karen and my favorite movies...our dating movie...is "Everafter" with Drew Barrymore. I still think of her in E.T.,...at the end of the movie the older women that tells the story of her great, great grandmother, Cinderella, states, "And they lived happily ever after, but the point is that they lived." This line has stuck with me and over the last week in asking this question has had a resounding call, "What does it mean to be alive?"

If a person does not feel, are they truly living?
If a person does not strive, are they truly feeling?
If a person does not love, are they truly striving?

Keep the comments coming..."What does it mean to be ALIVE?"


Sarah said...

I'll let you know when I figure it out. I thought I figured it out once......

Don Crane said...

thanks...lets keep trying to discover what is means to be alive.