MaD aS a maRCh HaRe!

Ever heard that phrase? I remember it from long ago, and it always seemed to give me a giggle, thinking about some crazy rabbit running around in circles or leaping over boxwoods as soon as the calendar flipped to March.

Now, I’m “All Grown Up”–or at least as grown up as I can be so far–and I know that rabbits don’t follow calendars, but that got me to thinking…that and a concert I attended a few days ago.

Three of my friends and I drove a couple of hours south and went to a wonderful Christian concert featuring several fantastic bands and musicians. It was a time beyond wonderful. We enjoyed the music and each had our favorites. We did agree on one thing though–we loved looking around the arena and seeing so many people praising and glorifying God and Jesus. We were so thankful to have been a part of that. Those musicians were truly using their gifts to praise and glorify God and Jesus.

What does attending and listening to some Christian musicians have to do with a mad March hare? Good question! There’s no wild March hare here, but enter my wild March idea:

What if EACH ONE OF US used our gift to praise and glorify God and Jesus? Can you imagine the difference that would make? Instead of lives centered on ourselves and what we’re doing and how we’re doing, we’d have lives centered on God and what he’s doing and how Jesus did it! It’s really living 1 Corinthians 10:31: “So whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.”

Bakers could make cookies or cakes in the shapes of hearts and pipe Jesus Loves You on the frosting and hand them out. Friendly folk could share their joy in the grocery line, at the gas pump, and with the home-bound. Artists could draw or paint or mold or carve things to illustrate scripture. Businessmen and women could pray with their teams before meetings and presentations. Moms and Dads could take their children on walks and talk about God’s wondrous works. We may not all be stage musicians, but we all can sing along using the gift God gave us.

What would it look like for you? Leave a comment–I really want to know!

It really doesn’t seem like such a crazy idea after all.


6 thoughts on “MaD aS a maRCh HaRe!

  1. I could look for ways to compliment people or just encourage them with friendly words and a smile. I could realize what others have beautifully illustrated that behind every face is a story – some happy, some sad, some hurt, some exhilarated, some in fear, some just looking for adventure, but a story – and that I should not judge their actions or attitude in a negative light, regardless, but pray silently that their lives be blessed and, if God sees fit, to help me be a blessing to them.

    Thank you, Ellen, for your encouragement!

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