"In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven." ... Matthew 5:16
Not till Rory Feek's stories of his wife's cancer struggle went viral had I ever heard of Joey Plus Rory. At first I read only the headlines and avoided their videos, for truthfully? I hesitated to let the sadness touch me. This world sags with so much grief already--did I want to choose to connect to more?
But finally I braved it, thought, "I'll just view one video". I watched Joey sing That's Important to Me--and was blown away by one of the most beautiful music videos ever, especially for those of us with homemaking hearts.
Wow. The kindred spirit-ness of it all! Joey and Rory had discovered the secret: what appears tiny in this life really is huge. Important.
But then, alas. When Joey sang about growing old with her husband, I cried. Yes, the sadness touched me, but that was ok, for that gorgeous video is here to remind me of what matters and now, since yesterday, Joey is in Heaven which, Rory said, was her dream come true.
And this all made me think--again--what will each of us leave behind for everybody when we fly away?
Facebook complaints about who's running for President?
Moanings about people who use cell phones a lot?
Whining posts about weather that was too often hot/cold/cloudy/dry?
Crabbing rants about 'the new math' or high prices or ?
Arguments over the meaning of certain Bible verses?
Myriad instances of unforgiveness/holding back/worrying/guilt/fear?
Or will we leave memories of how we walked with God, saw true beauty as through His eyes and tried to help others know how good He and Grace are?
I hope you'll watch the Feek's video and spend this weekend, this whole rest of your life, realizing walking with God changes everything and Life sails by far too quickly to let the dark parts lead us.
When we remain in the light, oh the wonders which, daily, blow our minds and puff new life into our hearts...
... and help us leave a legacy worth remembering.
"Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me." ... Psalm 51:10
And a special thanks to my buddy, Barbara, for sharing this at Facebook: