Nine years ago, when Mark and I devoted our lives, our children, and our home to the Lord, I remember a co-worker teasing me that the fun life I once knew was over. At that time, I didn’t know any better. My relationship with God paled compared to now. I had no real definition of fun, content, and joy. The only perspective was “worldly.”
So I commend the enjoyment of life, because nothing is better for a man under the sun than to eat and drink and be glad. Then joy will accompany him in his work all the days of the life God has given him under the sun. Ecclesiastes 8:15
Last week, Mark, my son and I headed for our local Pizza Hut. Our daughter left us for her youth trip and I felt the pains of “being away from her.” I recalled the days of old. It started out with a walk down memory lane and the songs we would sing when our daughter was a tot. Our son cracked up. He thought it was hilarious that his parents had completely lost their minds.
And that my friends….. fueled the fire.
I don’t know if you recall the children’s song…..”Do your ears hang low” I will spare you the joyful noise I make while singing but the words go like this…..
Do your ears hang low
Do they wobble to and fro
Can you tie them in a knot
Can you tie them in a bow
Can you throw them over your shoulder like a Continental Soldier
Do your ears hand low
Of course there are hand motions that go along with this classic song. AND you sing faster each time you sing it.
So here we are driving down the road belting out the song and doing the hand motions. Faster. Faster and Faster. We were having a grand ole time. My hands and arms were flinging to and fro as fast as I could make them go. We sang louder and faster. Our son was busting out his seams!!!
My phone rang.
“SHHHH….. I have a phone call.” I yelped.
“Regina, we just passed you. Is everything alright?” My dear friend saw my arms feverishly tying my ears in a knot and bow as passed each other along the road.
“Yes.” I busted out laughing
“Are you sure? You seemed like you were in distress with your arms all up in the air.”
I laughed harder.
Then I squeaked, “I was singing ‘Do your ears hang low'”
“Please tell me your son is in the car with you.”
Oh, I laughed so hard I almost made a mess of myself. When I got off the phone I tried my best to tell Mark the conversation. We both cracked up.
Now tell me….. Christians don’t have fun!!!
OH I hope your Monday is as joyful as mine!!
Now listen, don’t forget….. My book club starts this Thursday. We are reading Walking on Broken Glass by Christa Allan. I will be discussing the first 11 chapters. Hope you grab a copy of the book and join me!! This is going to be exciting!!