Oh, if I'd only planned ahead so that I sent this today at 4:20am or 4:20pm, that would have made me giggle :) But, alas, there are many irons in the fire...
I have several things on my mind this late afternoon. It's been a full day & a full week. Come to think of it, my life feels really FULL lately. But, one thing that’s been on my mind off & on all day is that today, April 20 aka 04/20, is “National Weed Day.”
Today many people (young & not-so-young) are celebrating the use of a controversial, yet ILLEGAL, drug in most of the US - marijuana. The social media world is full of references to 420. People are talking about how they are celebrating the day.. how the government & law enforcement agencies are controlling our lives… and so on. They're wishing each other "Happy 420" and getting together to celebrate the day.
In this blog, I have committed to be honest about my feelings & convictions. I speak at the stirring of my heart. And, I have decided that if I must chose some meaning to attach to the “420” thing today, it’s going to be one of hope & encouragement:
“Remember that the LORD rescued you from the iron-smelting furnace of Egypt
in order to make you his very own people and his special possession,
which is what you are today.”
Now, that’s my kind of 420 – God’s very own special possession.
The weeds I'm celebrating today are the weeds (okay, wild flowers - but, the LOML calls them weeds) coming up along my worn wooden fence. They will be full of gorgeous yellow, pink & purple blooms in the coming weeks & months.