Mondays with Michael
Have you ever had one of those "lightbulb" moments? You know the type, where something just clicks. After knowing something for so long, it finally makes sense. I had one of those moments a couple weeks ago with Deacon.
We were running errands in town and listening to his Veggie Tales CD. They were singing "I've got peace like a river, I've got joy like a fountain, I've got love like an ocean in my soul." I have probably known that song for 25 years, but for some reason that day everything made sense. I don't know why, it's not like I was really concentrating on the lyrics. Maybe it was Larry & Bob's moving rendition of the song. :) Whatever it was, the lightbulb finally came on.
"I've got peace like a river." Picture a river. Not the murky, brown Wabash. Not a raging rapids (although sometimes it can be like that). It's still. It's constant. It's tranquil. It's peace.
"I've got joy like a fountain." Picture a fountain. The water is bursting out. It can't be contained. It's bubbling over. That's our joy.
"I've got love like an ocean." Picture an ocean. It's vast. It's endless. It's all encompassing. That's our love.
When I came home and told Jane about my "revelation", her response was "Yeah?". She didn't say this, but I'm sure she was thinking "Are you serious? Of course that's what those lyrics mean." And I'm sure a lot of you are thinking the same thing. I guess I'm just 25 years slower than most people. Anyway, I was excited about my discovery.
Make it a great Monday!