Thursday, May 3, 2012

The Lucky One...

Recently, I watched a movie that I had hoped to see.  The Lucky One, not to be confused with another film with a similar name of The Lucky Ones, is a romance movie.

Here's what Wikipedia had to say:  Of course, you may not want to open the link, if you don't want to spoil the plot of the movie.

In case you didn't open the link, I copied and pasted the following from Wikipedia's page:   The Lucky One is a 2012 romantic drama film directed by Scott Hicks and released April 2012. It is an adaptation of the 2008 novel of the same name, by Nicholas Sparks. The film stars Zac Efron, Taylor Schilling, and Blythe Danner.  

It was an excellent movie.  I truly enjoyed it.  Hopefully, you'll enjoy it, too!

On Monday, late in the afternoon, I dropped by my co-worker/friend C's once again.  Even though I didn't eat with him, I took him supper.

It had been quite a weekend for C.  His daughter, who died in January and whose funeral service I attended here in Windsor, was being buried in Stayner, Ontario, last Saturday.  This date was the same as the date when his wife died, three (3) years earlier.  Talk about stressful!

At first, I thought I would go, to be supportive of my friend.  After giving it much thought and prayer, I decided it was just too much for me, to do this.

C went up north last Friday evening with a male friend, who drove him and together, they stayed overnight in Collingwood, apparently.  This way, it would be an easy trek to the cemetary for his daughter's interment.

Truthfully, that would have been an excessive amount of driving for me, especially since I am alone.  If one knows where they are going (and I didn't), it would be about a five to six (5 - 6) hour drive, each direction.  Had I had someone to share the driving, I might have made a different decision.  But, I didn't.

I even thought about driving up north, with C and his friend.  But then, I'd have had to stay at the same hotel.  I didn't feel that would look good.  Me, with two men.

As what happens from time to time when I reflect on situations, I was reminded of a Bible verse that comes to mind, fairly often.  1 Thessalonians 5:22, "Abstain from all appearance of evil." 

C understood that I believe that the appearance of evil is as bad as the evil, itself.  Not everyone agrees with me, but then, not everyone reads and believes God's Word, the Bible, do they?!

In any case, I realized that upon returning home, C would be feeling grief, once again. 

Hopefully, my effort to cheer him up, helped encourage him.  If you can find it in your heart to pray for healing for C physically and with grief, I would appreciate it.  Thank you, in advance.  May God bless you.

Of course, reality set in, in my mind.  I am truly the lucky one.  And, you may be also, if Jesus is your Saviour!

God has given me wisdom, guidance, direction and more, after providing me with a strong foundation, in Christ Jesus, my Lord.  If you're not yet trusting in Jesus, for your eternal salvation, please do so, today.  You may not have tomorrow.

Until next time...

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