Friday, October 15, 2010
Forever in Blue Jeans
As Gail and I commuted to work one day, Neil Diamond’s song “Forever in Blue Jeans” came on the radio. “I will always think of you when I hear this song, Linda.” I hadn’t thought about or heard this song in years until this week. After all of these years it brings a smile to my face.
But it don't sing and dance
And it don't walk
Forever in blue jeans
The Bible talks of “Faithful are the wounds of a friend, but the kisses of any enemy are deceitful.”(Proverbs 27:6) A friend is always honest and faithful. A friend is one that when you are struggling with clinical depression, will look you in the eye, shake you by the shoulders and remind you, “The day you were born was a great day.” The same friend will tell you to get over yourself when you get too big for your britches! I’ll have to admit I did not make things easy for them. I have a life long habit to break of hiding out when I am wounded; even from those very few individuals who really know me.
For it was not an enemy that reproached me;then I could have borne it:
neither was it he that hated me that did magnify himself against me
then I would have hid myself from him: but it was thou, a man mine equal,
my guide, and mine acquaintance.
we took sweet counsel together,
and walked unto the house of God in company.
Psalm 55: 12, 13, 14