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Bouncing Back

July 24, 2013

I am fearfully and wonderfully made

— Psalm 139:14

I had officiated at the wedding of our nephew and his bride.

Patty and I had been dancing at the reception.

She had sat down, but I was still carrying on out on the dance floor with a bunch of guys.  They were all under the age of 10 and we were all playing air guitar.

I went into a classic Pete Townshend windmill swing at my air guitar.  My fellow air band members cheered.

Going for extra points, I jumped as high as I could for the next power chord.

It went great.

I grabbed lots of air, way up high.

But I didn’t exactly plant my landing.

The entire air band froze as I hit the floor.


And sat down.

Okay, so, actually, I pretty much fell over backwards.

I’m pleased to report that I hopped up as fast as I’d fallen down on the dance floor.

We resumed our intensity.  One of the the boys actually began doing my new jump move.

Why do I tell all this?  Because somewhere in that moment that amazing thing we call “balance” kicked in all by itself.

I simply “lost my balance” for a moment, and instantly regained it.  Without even trying.  It just happened.

I am fearfully and wonderfully made and you are, too.

Join me in celebrating that today.

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