Hello everyone, this is David Edgren blogging today, for a guest appearance on the Duckabush Blog. One may wonder why this blog is titled “The Adventures of Dave”, well let me tell you. Yesterday, with the afternoon sun sinking below the line of clouds, I went to mow our friends, the Sewell’s, yard. I didn’t really want to do it, for I was tired and just wanted to relax the rest of the day. However, due to kind urgings from my beloved mother, I mowed. Of course, when I finished, and went to try to call home, for my parents to pick me and the mower up, the Sewells weren’t home. I knocked several times, but no answer came. So, I remembered the wise words of my brother, Daniel,
“When I mowed the Sewell’s yard, I walked all the time.” Thus, I hitched up the old mower, and walked home, slightly grumpy. However, when I made it to the house, I was extremely grateful for the late afternoon walk, and the feeling of fresh air in my lungs, and the knowledge, that I was being productive.
While I was walking, I also noticed the beauty of God’s creation. The trees, grass, people, sky, all of it was uniquely awesome. I think I need to be thinking more that my life isn’t mine. It belongs to Jesus, the Author of my life, and the world. So the next time I see a beautiful sight, I won’t just think,
“Wow, that’s pretty!” I will think,
“Wow, what a gift that I have eyes to see this pretty sight!”
I take sights like these for granted, and must remember to be thankful.
Thanks for letting me come on the show.