Exciting Opportunities

Several weeks ago, I had something fun and exciting happen to me, and its something that I really "relished"...

I got to have an up-close and personal tour of the Oscar Mayer Weiner Mobile.

Yes, folks, that makes me close to celebrity status.

I need to absolutely take a moment to tell you what happened and help you "catch-up" to my speed.

It was a Tuesday evening, and my wife and I were out for the evening while my kids were at home with a babysitter. While we were out, we came across two of the most wondrous sights my eyes had ever beheld.

Parked across from each other was the Oscar Mayer Weiner Mobile and the Planters Peanut Car.
I ran over, stood between the two of them and had my wife take my picture!

That was just the beginning of my adventures for the weekend though...

The following week the Oscar Mayer Weiner Mobile was parked at the grocery store just around the corner from my home! I got to go over, sit inside the vehicle, have my picture taken, and receive a sticker and a Wiener whistle!

Later that same day, I ended up taking my daughter Lily over to see the mobile as well.

Feeling bad that my older daughter didn't get a chance to see the vehicle, I realized that the Planters Peanut Car was going to be at another grocery store the next day, so she and I went and got to see the Peanut Car up close as well!

It was a fun excursion, and even more fun to share it with my daughters... but a thought has entered my head that I can't seem to shake.

Something as fun as the Weiner Mobile or the Peanut Car can sometimes make us excited and bring back childhood memories...but what about something as exciting and thrilling as the return of our Savior Jesus Christ?

Do we look forward to His return as much as some of the things that we experience in life?

As a teenager growing up, one of our youth events was held at a local amusement park, and every year I would wake up with nervous anxious anticipation of the day, much like a small child on Christmas morning.

Do we get excited at the prospect and proper understanding that our Savior could come back for us at any moment? Am I living with that type of interest and hope?

Christ says at the end of Revelation 22:12 "Behold, I come quickly, and my reward with me, to render to every one as his work shall be."

May we live in a state of anxiety and anticipation as we await His imminent return for His bride.