Keep Living

I have a new obsession.  Grey's Anatomy.

And thanks to Netflix, I've been cruising through the seasons of this hit TV show at a steady pace.

I have to stop and ask myself, "Self.  Why do you LOVE watching this show?!"

It is NOT what a Christian should love to watch. No. No. It is filled with adulterous sex and an alarming amount of fornication. It's kinda disturbing. No, it is disturbing.

However, in between all the sexual encounters, they try their best to live their lives.  Their lives filled with adversity and tragedy and ... well, a whole lot.  And while they are living their lives, they live

At the end of each episode, a character spouts some maxim about life - life.  And, I love it.  And, I keep watching.  Because despite adversity and tragedy and... well, a whole lot... life is, and can be, beautiful.

A few days ago, one of the  workers at Beth and Hannah's preschool/daycare lost her husband in a tragic car accident.  They have two girls -  a five year old and a three week old.  Yes, you read that right - a baby just born a few weeks ago.  And Christmas is approaching.  And her life right now is painful, it's tragic, it's probably overwhelming her.  I bet if I were in her shoes, the last thing I would be thinking right now is that life is, and can be, beautiful.  But as BLMs (baby loss mommas), we know it - that life is, can be, beautiful.  That - despite the tragedies - it can be beautiful again.  Yes, it is also true that life can be painful and tragic, but it can be beautiful. 

It's the world's most oxymoronic paradox.

This sounds so stupid, so cliche and heartless, but it is true.  When life hands you lemons, make lemonade.  It's the only way to keep moving forward.  To keep living. To keep breathing. To make it through angelversaries, and sad holidays, and broken dreams.

Keep. Living.


And whatever comes, comes.  We can't control that.  So don't worry about it.  Just. Live.  And why? Because He - Jesus - lived for us.  He lived.  And, He died so that we might live.  How could we do any less?

I guess that's why I like watching Grey's Anatomy.  Because at the end of each episode, that's what they do.  They keep living.


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