"Excuse me, are you ____________ (insert your name here)?"
You nod, a little confused, and ask how you can help them.
The stranger lays an ancient, beautiful, leather bound book on the table. The title is your name.
"This book is the story of your life. You are welcome to read it if you wish. The only requirement is that if you choose to open it, you must read it from cover to cover. You may not change your mind and stop reading."
|MJ...this is your life...|
What do you do?
How do you respond?
Do you take time to think about it?
Do you dive right in, wanting to know everything as quickly as possible, or do you pause?
For me.....I think it would be temping. Who doesn't want to know what our lives have in store for us? What choices we will make, how things will turn out, what the outcome of situations that have been plaguing us will be...
I would have to politely decline. I'm certain that it would be hard, but I would have to take my coffee and walk away.
I can't imagine all the surprise taken out of my life. The beautiful amazing-ness that I get to revel in each day while looking at my children imagining their future. The promises that I lean on that God has plans for me and for my family that He has yet to reveal. It would be almost painful, I think, to take that away from myself. To rob myself of that for my curiosity's sake.
What about you? What would you choose?