Check out this clip. You’ll want to put it on full screen, it’s pretty awesome!
Whoa! Far out! That’s pretty amazing, isn’t it? When the wave came back over the surfer, I thought that was it. He was surely going to wipe out. But no! He came out of it and went on. Cool! What would it be like to live the life of a surfer? Work out to stay in shape. Take care of that California look, you know, the blonde hair and THE TAN! Find the money to buy a great board and take care of it. Practice, practice, practice. Always be looking for the next big wave. That would be the big rush…riding that wave! The big one! But, is that all there is to life? Waiting for the next big thing…getting a rush…than working to find the next big thing?
(Jesus speaking) My purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying life. John 10
Jesus never promises to enable you to “surf” through life. When he says his purpose is to give you “a rich and satisfying life,” he’s not referring to your physical needs. He’s talking about that feeling deep inside you. You know the feeling I’m talking about? The one that answers the question: “Is my life worth living?” What Jesus has for you takes this life from dull and downhearted to vital and real in every sense of the word life. There are many people who are financially wealthy, who are physically fit, who have more than they materially need or even want, but who don’t have rich and satisfying lives.
Just watching someone surf is exhilarating! Beautiful and thrilling at the same time. But do you want to surf through your life? Ride the waves of life with the one who can take you to the life worth living.
***Do I get two thumbs up today? I wrote this entry while limiting my use of surfing slang like dude and hang ten. I made no reference to the great surfing movie “The Endless Summer.” And, I refrained from working in any lyrics to “Surfin’ Safari” by the Beach Boys.” Finally, if anyone causes you trouble today, lay some surf talk on the person, like: “Dude! Just relax! You’re gonna blow out your squeaker!” That should do it.
(Jesus speaking) “Don’t imagine that I came to bring peace to the earth! I came not to bring peace….” Matthew 10
Adam Yauch of the Beastie Boys recently passed away. In an article about his life a writer said he started loving the Beastie Boys at 14 because nothing about them was correct. In other words, they were not what was “normal” to all the adults in his life, especially his parents! I’m sure “Fight for Your Right to Party” became his personal anthem. You probably did something like that as a teen. Rebelled against the “establishment.” Hey, it’s part of growing up, right? We can’t be like “them”!
Has the establishment been getting you down lately? Have you thought about starting a revolution? In the Bible Jesus is accurately portrayed as a rebel. He taught about a new way to live life. If there was ever a nonconformist on this earth…it was Jesus. The religious leaders of the time saw him as a renegade. At the very least, he was a maverick, showing people how God could change their lives.
Do you feel like starting a revolt today?!! At your work place? At your school? In your own house? What about starting a revolution in your own life? A revolution of the heart. Join forces with the greatest revolutionary who has ever lived. Jesus.