The room was crowded last night, I mean A LOT of people. The kind of party where I open the door and look around and say Hmm, who can I hang with? The I-just-wanna-go-home syndrome. But I persevered and found my familiar faces and hung close! Gayl, Tara, Kate, Andrew, Carol, thanks for letting me hang with you kids! The Five Minute Friday party was interrupted when host, Kate Motaung, took the mic and announced the word, immediately I knew where I’d go with it but I shut my Kindle and fell sound asleep with the sound of hockey (Stanley Cup final play-off’s) in the background. GO PENGUINS!
00:00 (My carpal tunnel is having a fit this morning so there will be keyboard error, I’m sure!)
I was a CHEERleader in junior high – I loved it. I loved yelling, encouraging the players and fans. I knew how to throw my voice deep in order to not get hoarse, yes, they teach you things like that. Back in my day CHEERleading was just CHEER-leading. We had certain cheer-poems we shouted, like, 2 bits-4 bits-6 bits a dollar, all for Lake Worth, STAND UP AND HOLLER! We didn’t strut around like sexy icons who don’t sweat – we worked at what we did and we were good!
Did you know that in our faith walk here on earth, as we grope about in our earth-suits, there is a crowd of people CHEERing us on? The KJV calls them a cloud of witnesses. I call them heaven’s CHEERleaders. My mom is one. My grandma is one. Recently, Leo, became one. Oh yes, my Aunt Lou and my Aunt Marge are there with pom-pom’s and high-five’s and backward flips! They are CHEERing us on.
Do you see what this means—all these pioneers who blazed the way, all these veterans cheering us on? It means we’d better get on with it. Hebrews 12.1(MSG)
You can do this!
It won’t be long!
Just a little while longer!
Give me a J…give me an E…give me an S…give me a U…give me another S! What do you have? JESUS! What? JESUS! Say it louder!
J E S U S!
He is our greatest, fearless, magnificent CHEERleader and not only Him? He made sure to leave us with His holy Spirit to walk beside us. To teach us. To comfort us. To CHEER us on.
I sure pray He walks with you!