Friday, November 27, 2015

Forever Young

II Corinthians 4:16 "Therefore we do not lose heart, but though our outer man is decaying, yet our inner man is being renewed day by day." 

My husband and I spent Thanksgiving Day at the "Happiest Place on Earth,"  Disneyland. We aren't exactly teenagers, but sometimes, we just like to pretend. We can get away with that at Disneyland.

We become young again, and remember the good ol' days. Surrounded by the things I love, creativity, color and design, gardens and story, I---we feel inspired.

We sat at our outdoor table at a restaurant called the Plaza Inn, our turkey dinners in front of us; my husband grabbed my hand and said,

"Let's pray, I'm hungry." 

 For the first time, I bowed my head and prayed out loud amongst everyone else at Disneyland,  right off Main Street, below Sleeping Beauty's Castle and catty-corner from Tomorrowland.

God made His presence known, for He is always with us in our hearts. His streets and pathways lead to grace and joy, His Kingdom reigns forever, and our future He holds in Eternity

The highlight of our evening concluded watching the "World of Color," water and light productions over Paradise Bay in California Adventure. The shows, filled with songs from the Disney films from my youth (yes waaaaay back then) and some modern songs (Frozen) came to life with animation projected in color,  dancing waters and even fire,  for our wonderment and entertainment.

The final show ended with the song, "Forever Young," composed by Bob Dylan and probably remembered best sung by Rod Stewart.

Maybe Bob spent sometime in the Word when He wrote this...

"Forever Young"
Written by Bob Dylan

May God bless and keep you always 
May your wishes all come true
May you always do for others 
And let others do for you

Matthew 7:12 
"Therefore, however you want people to treat you, 
so treat them, for this is the Law of the Prophets.

May you build a ladder to the stars 
And climb on every rung
May you stay forever young

Proverbs 4:18
But the path of the righteous
is like the light of dawn,
That shines brighter and brighter
Until the full day.

Forever young, forever young 
May you stay forever young.

May you grow up to be righteous 
May you grow up to be true
May you always know the truth 
And see the lights surrounding you

Ephesians 5:9
For the fruit of the light consists in all
goodness and righteousness
and truth

May you always be courageous 
Stand upright and be strong
May you stay forever young

Joshua 1:9
Have I not commanded you? Be Strong
And courageous! Do not tremble or be dismayed,
For the Lord God is with you
Where ever you go. 

Forever young, forever young 
May you stay forever young.

May your hands always be busy 
May your feet always be swift
May you have a strong foundation
When the winds of changes shift

I Corinthians 3:11
For no man can lay a foundation other
than the one which is laid, 
which is Jesus Christ.

May your heart always be joyful 
And may your song always be sung
May you stay forever young

Psalm 28:7
The Lord is my strength and my shield;
My heart trusts in Him,
And I am helped.
Therefore, my heart exults
And with my song,
I shall thank Him.

Forever young, forever young 
May you stay forever young.

While out and about today, out of the blue tonight, my husband mentioned the feelings he felt last night, 

"The music...made me think about Timmy, (our son  in Heaven).  It made me miss him. " 

"He is forever young Ted, I thought of him too,  it's all good."

Ted: "I hope Corey can come with us soon, we'd have so much fun."

"He doesn't exactly like hanging out with 'old' parents," I said. 

"WHO says we're old? I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength..."

So tonight, dear friends, may you be "Forever Young," living in and through the promises of the Savior King, the Prince of Peace and the Divine Creator of everything wonderful, colorful and joyful. 

Yes, serving the Lord and knowing Him even beats Disneyland! 

Lord, Tonight and I am grateful and thankful that I have a season pass to Heaven! While I am here on this earth, You help me navigate through all the different "lands" of my life, whether happy places, discouraging places, fearful places or unknown places, You Lord are my Light, my shield, and my King. Thank You Lord for my husband and partner Ted, who enjoys this life with me and that we desire to stay "young"and serve You with all our hearts. Help us Lord to do just that and keep the turnstiles of Your truth moving with ticket holders set for seeing Your Kingdom established. I pray for the sons and daughters still young, that their hope falls upon a Star, one rising in the East that points to the Promised One, the Messiah, The Giver of all things Good. Lord, in thanksgiving, I praise You.  Amen. 

1 comment:

  1. I love the light-hearted nature of this post. Trying to remain Forever Young in the face of getting older is something we all need to remember. Thank you for sharing your Thanksgiving thoughts with us followers of your blog!