Who thinks about Christmas trees in April? We do. It's planting time. And that's just what Tom is doing. Planting perfectly straight rows of little evergreen twigs. At least that's what they look like now, but in 7 to 10 years they'll be full grown trees ready to be cut down, dragged home, adorned with lights to grace someone's home in December of, let's say, 2020!?! Wow. Time flies.
Whoa, this is now... and I ought not be rushing the seasons, let alone the years. I think the Gaither's sang, We have this moment to hold in our hands... It was one of those sad songs that can make you happy. And the happiest people I know enjoy the moments, live in the present, and count each day a gift. Sometimes I do too, but I'm one who needs frequent reminders to enjoy, appreciate, and celebrate the gift of life. I would do well to write Philippians 4:4 on the palm of my hand, Rejoice in the Lord always, and again I say, rejoice! Short of that, I could perhaps keep Bobby McFerrin's song Don't Worry, Be Happy looping on my CD player. In fact, I wonder if I could have that set to play as a morning wake up call.
Ah the gimmicks, but really, that's some advice I would do well to heed, don't worry, be happy! Habakkuk 3:18 says, ...yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will be joyful in God my Savior.
Now there's something to rest in, relax, chill...be happy about. Yes, I do believe I'd like to join Habakkuk in his praise.