March 1, 2009

Comin' Up, BIG

Flourish: grow or develop in a healthy or vigorous way.

Definitely hits home. As the next few month go on I have a feeling this word will take on more than its official meaning. I've been invited to go on tour and film for BFC (Boarders for Christ) starting the end of May/beginning of June. I can't describe how much emotion comes over me thinking about such an opportunity and that it will become a reality. The thing that gets me all the time is knowing that it's only the start of something great, i'm not sure what SOMETHING is or what it possesses but i've been promised this SOMETHING and have accepted it, to take off with it "like a bat out of hell" you could say. 

"Whoever diligently seeks good seeks favor, but evil comes to him who searches for it. Whoever trusts in his riches will fall but the righteous will flourish like a green leaf."
Proverbs 11:27-28

So i was walking down the sidewalk on Friday night with my friend Tim heading downtown to say happy birthday to my good friend Nik Bjustrom who had turned 21. Just cruising in the usual fashion chit-chattin' away I stumbled onto one of the greatest physical blessings i've yet received to this day, A $100 BILL. No joke. Like i'm sure we've all been 13 years old sitting in class and have talked about how awesome it'd be or how rich we'd be if we found a $100's right? Well be grateful because as of 11:30pm Friday night I just fulfilled one of our childhood dreams. After a "pete rose dive' into the frosty grass and 63 high-fives from Tim reality set in. I had a hundred dollars, FOR FREE. Tim took this picture seconds after getting to my feet...I did the 'double thumbs up, while holding the prize' sort of pose.

An obvious gift from the Lord himself i'm still not sure what to do with it, it currently sits in my bedroom doing nothing but looking extra dirty because sadly enough someone had to lose Benjamin in order for me to find him. It's nothing to be too proud of because i've always thought money was nothing but trouble. When was the last time you met a rich man who had all things completely dialed, not a worry in the world, a beautifully sound family, and Faith and knowledge overflowing from head to toe. It's just not something we see everyday. So here's another definition:

Responsibility: the state or fact of having a duty to deal with something or having control over someone.

So whether we grow up, becoming men. Come up, finding them C-tones or just Put up, with everyday blasphemy; I hope our futures become apparent before our age and stubbornness get the best of us.

here's the barn edit that mike and I filmed, edited by mike. enjoy.

1 comment:

  1. Lucky Duck. That happened to my parents once when we were the poorest of poor. It was the best day ever.

    I think we ran to the breadstore and went garage saling...