Some sayings go;
Like a taxi…the meter keeps ticking, moving or standing still.
Like a bar of soap ….smells good but very slippery
Like a bowl of Cherries….don’t take it serious
Like a box of chocolates….you never know what you’re gonna get.
Like a grindstone,,, it will either polish or grind us.
The simple implication is that it can be a good or bad surprise.; delight or degradation. We all know that there is stuff we cannot predict or control, and it is a good thing that much of it is out of our hands….. And into what we might call destiny. Perhaps because we find ourselves often pretty short sighted.
All of us can count the many times, to our dismay, that our dreams have been frustrated, but so often are vindicated over time.
My list is, if I may share it, goes like this;
Almost dating the prettiest girl in school at 15.
Falling short of being a trumpet virtuoso (from day one)
Nearly becoming a Naval Officer at 20.
A potential member of the FBI (truly) at 22.
A successful small business owner at 50 (not even close).
And, last; the Greatest Living Poet, Writer, and Artist at 89 . (I should live so long)
While there were even more starts and stops, they were all resolved in the understanding that never did I have the last word on my life choices. God always did, and still does. We are the living breathing recipient of His Grace and Wisdom.
Probably one of the shallowest assumptions of all is found the this song;”Life is just a bowl of cherries. Don’t take it serious, It’s too mysterious. You work, you save, You worry so. But you can’t take it with you when you go go go.”
I subscribe to the mystery part of “it”…. but what is it we can’t take with us?
I’m thinking; foremost, the love of God and His eternal provision! But I still wonder about that “Box of Chocolates” thing …….. I still love the mystery of it all…. should He provide.
What’s next? Sky diving?