Enjoy Life (38 of 40) by Stephen Whitney

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Enjoy Life (38 of 40)
Series: Ecclesiastes
Stephen Whitney
Ecclesiastes 11:7-10

The country music song Live Like You Were Dying was the song
of the year in 2004. The song sung by Ted McGraw had special meaning to him because he lost his father, the former New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies relief pitcher Tug McGraw to cancer that past January.

The lyrics tell of a man in his early 40's who learned he doesn't have long to live and is asked how he handled the news. The song focuses about living life to the fullest instead of focusing on death.

He said I was in my early 40's, with a lot of life before me,
And a moment came that stopped me on a dime.
I spent most of the next days, lookin' at the x-rays,
Talkin' 'bout the options and talkin' 'bout sweet time.
Asked him when it sank in, that this might really be the real end.
How's it hit ya, when you get that kind of news.
Man what ya do. And he says,

I went sky divin', I went rocky mountain climbin',
I went 2.7 seconds on a bull named Fu Manchu.
And I loved deeper, And I spoke sweeter,
And I gave forgiveness I've been denying,
And he said someday I hope you get the chance,
To live like you were dyin'.

Like tomorrow was a gift and you've got eternity
To think about what you do with it,
What could you do with it, what can I do with it,
what would I do with it.

I went sky divin', I went rocky mountain climbin',
I went 2.7 seconds on a bull named Fu Manchu.
And I loved deeper, And I spoke sweeter,
And I gave forgiveness I've been denying,
And he said someday I hope you get the chance,
To live like you were dyin'. To live like you were dyin'.
We don't know what will happen to us as we live our lives:
whether it will be good or bad or result in joy or sorrow.
Solomon encourages us to accept life as a gift from God and
to enjoy the blessings as well as live with the sorrows of life.

GIFT FROM GOD :7-8
Physical Life :7
Natural light is good because it all ...


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