Saturday, February 7, 2009

The Bucket List

A few Friday's ago, Mike and I snuggled up to watch "The Bucket List." I really enjoyed it. Basically it's the story of two men, both dying, and doing all of the things that they've always wanted to do before the "kick the bucket." I loved the idea of it.

I think all of us have plans, dreams, hopes...things that we want to see come to fruition before we do, indeed, kick the bucket and so Mike and I started talking about our own lists. Of course there were large travel plans like, take the kids on an African Africa! Perhaps one day we could cruise to the Mediterranean. We'd love to eat a fancy meal at a cafe somewhere. We want to see our children graduate and become people who love God and love others...well. There were other things not as lofty, but still desires, like, well, mop the kitchen floor!

I sort of store things in my head and then when I read something there is a party in my head when two things connect. Well, my brain had a party while I was reading Luke 2:25-32, it's a good read...

Now there was a man in Jerusalem called Simeon, who was righteous and devout. He was waiting for the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was upon him. It had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not die before he had seen the Lord's Christ. Moved by the Spirit, he went into the temple courts. When the parents brought in the child Jesus to do for him what the custom of the Law required, Simeon took him in his arms and praised God, saying:
"Sovereign Lord, as you have promised,
you now dismiss your servant in peace.
For my eyes have seen your salvation,
which you have prepared in the sight of all people,
a light for revelation to the Gentiles
and for glory to your people Israel."

This man's bucket list looked like this...

Things to do before I die...
1. See the Christ.

Pretty sweet, I thought.


Just His Best said...

I think this was one of my favorites. Today I was just singing the song from the movie "Say what you need to say". So here's my bucket list: Do what needs to be done & say what needs to be said all for His glory.

thank you!!

berrypatch said...

So perhaps mine should be..."Tell all about Christ so they can see Him after they die." or something like that.

Sheryl said...

I laughed out loud at the "mop the kitchen floor comment" and my kids rushed over to the computer. lol....I can sweep that stinkin floor three times a day but why oh why is it so hard to mop?!! I haven't seen the movie but I like the idea. My bucket list...hmmm. I'll think on that one. thanks for the post,
Your friend from Hazelnut Academy,

whirligigdaisy said...

I just love the stories of Simeon and Anna.