Chasing the Wind

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Washington on the Brazos

I’m a wee bit sunburned. You know the drill; a) go outside, b) get burned, c) reflect that sunscreen would have been a good idea.

At least, those are the steps if you’re a guy. Women tend to reflect on the sunscreen part first.
US Quarter
We spent the day last Saturday at Washington-on-the-Brazos Texas State Park and had an enjoyable day in the sunshine. Learned a few things about Texas history; I didn’t realize Texas was voluntarily part of a Mexican Republic until Santa Anna became a dictator. I didn’t know enough about Mexican history, I guess.

Anyway, true story coming up, and you’ll understand what my wife has to put up with. We get out of the car, walk along a path, and I find a quarter. Bight and shiny, too, not all dirty like you’d expect a quarter found outside would be.

“Wow! Do you know what this is?” I say to my wife.

“A quarter?” she replies.

“No! It’s Washington-on-the-Brazos!”

She rolls her eyes.

I continue unmercifully. “Quick! Keep looking for Benjamin-on-the-Brazos!”

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Solomon, in the book of Ecclesiastes, said, “I have seen all the things that are done under the sun; all of them are meaningless, a chasing after the wind.”

If you’re not living for the glory of God, then what you’re doing is meaningless, no matter what it is. Living for God gives life meaning, and enjoying a “chasing after the wind” is a gift from God. I’m doing what I can to enjoy this gift daily.

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