Many times I sit and think about things that have been. I listen to music the way that it was. Most times I find that so many things were done right the first time. I love to enjoy the creativity of lyrics, words written, and music compiled beautifully. Then sometimes I delve into these things a little bit deeper, maybe just to feel them, or maybe to record memories that I’ll hold close to me for always. Then in this moment I was captivated by the simple words “the dearest and best”.
dearest: most loved or cherished
best: that which is the most excellent, outstanding, or desirable
If I could sing audibly, outside of my soul and my heart, I might sing about the most loved or cherished One whom is the most excellent, outstanding, and desirable, my Lord and Saviour, and it might sound something like this.
And I love that old cross where the dearest and best
For a world of lost sinners was slain.
It might be fun to sit and list the folks in our lives that we would categorize as “the dearest and best”. My list would start right here, as I stated above. Then it might also be fun, if not a great exercise, to spend time with these folks, and treat them as such. Furthermore, in the spirit of growth, maybe we could even put our own agendas down long enough to listen and to get to know some folks better. Maybe, just maybe, our list would grow, and who wouldn’t be better off for having done so? Then, having completed this; repeat.
If you have time, you can check out thoughts on this subject that I have previously shared.