Hair-ware


I have a friend who has made one of the greatest sacrifices for her husband I've seen in a long time. I mean to tell you, I'm deeply moved by her selflessness. Her name is Chris and she's sacrificing…are you ready for this… her hairdo. Her husband has a new motorcycle he wants her to ride with him. That means she has to spend an hour or so getting her hair to poof in just the right way, then she has to smash the life right out of the poof with the bike helmet. Oh the humanity.

Personally, I'm not sure if I could make that kind of sacrifice. Give up my lunch? Sure. My favorite earrings? Probably even those. But my DO? That's asking a lot.

One of my other friends said she would only make that kind of hair sacrifice if they were riding on the motorcycle...on their way to pick up a very large diamond. And then after she saw the helmet Chris had to wear, she decided it would have to be a diamond HOUSE.

Sacrificing the hairdo is big. But sacrificing our all to our Heavenly Father? That's something altogether bigger and eternally more urgent. Romans 12:1 gives us sacrifice instructions: "Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God--this is your spiritual act of worship." Not only the hair--the whole body!

Giving him control of every part of our lives is what makes this life more exciting than the wildest motorcycle ride. He knows just how to make the perfect adventure because he knows us so well--right down to the very number of hairs on our heads. Poofed and un-poofed.

Rhonda Rhea rrhea@juno.com

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