The Rhthym of Life

Life has a certain rhythm.
One time we are at the peak of joy.
The next we are in the depths of sorrow.
This beat goes on as life unfolds.
Soon, from the beat and the rhythm, comes a melody –
the song that becomes the soundtrack of our life.
For as certain as the joys will come,
the sorrows will appear to form life’s perfect alloy.

Life has a certain rhythm that comes in cycles.
First the laughter, then those tears.
for what comes around goes around.
Thus, life goes ever soaring upward
in a certain upward spiral of cycles and circles
until we reach the apex of life’s fullness.

Sorrows are but dips on the road of life
to lift us up onto the next higher step.
Tears are but the cleansing waters
to get us fresh and clean for the journey.
Just as our natural state is life and death is but a portal;
so are joy and happiness our natural destiny
and sorrows and pain are but steps to take us higher.
Laughter and jubilation are what we have been created to do forever.
Tears and sadness are but respites
to make the next round of joy and laughter even livelier.

Heaven and earth are filled with your glory O Lord.
Psalm 148

As Jesus and his disciples were gathering in Galilee,
Jesus said to them,
“The Son of Man is to be handed over to men,
and they will kill him, and he will be raised on the third day.”
And they were overwhelmed with grief.
Matthew 17:22–23

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