"Someday!"
(By Bob Perks - Bob@BobPerks.com)

2-4-03 Church Within SOW Seeds Service - Story #278
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Welcome
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Greetings my Dearest Sisters and Brothers, and welcome again to Church Within's Story of the Week ["SOW Seeds”].

This week's SOW Seeds Story, contributed by: Bob Perks

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Story of the Week
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"Someday!"
(By Bob Perks - Bob@BobPerks.com)


I was sitting in an office waiting room the other day. This normally busy time was quiet and peaceful for a change.

Sitting nearby was a young mother and child.

I was reading one of the magazines when I overheard the two of them talking.

"Mommy, when is someday?" the young child asked as she thumbed through a book.

"When is what?" Mom replied.

"Someday!"

"Why do you ask that?

"Well, you always tell me, "Someday we will..." So I want to know when will someday come?"

Mom paused for a moment trying to find an answer that would appease her young, inquisitive child.

"It's right after somewhere, somehow and sometime," mom answered smiling.

"Mom! I mean it! It just seems someday will never come."

"Oh, it will. I've got to believe it will," mom said with a more serious tone.

There was silence in the room once more.

It got me thinking about my "somedays." I know I too, have said that many times to my own children.

"Someday we'll go camping."

That never happened.

"Someday you, Evan and I will take a day and just have fun together. We'll do guy things. You know just the three of us."

That hasn't happened either.

Of course, according to that woman, someday comes after somewhere, somehow and sometime.

"I'll take you somewhere special. All I have to do is find the time somehow. Well, we'll do it sometime, I promise."

I'm not a big sports fan. But I watch football whenever I can. In particular the playoffs and Super Bowl. I don't know all the rules for the game and I really don't want to. You see, I don't watch the game. I watch the people.

After hearing that mother and child and thinking about my somedays, I discovered the answer in the eyes of the guys running with the football.

Every one of them had the same look in their eyes. Determination.

Men were after them from all angles, but their focus was on the goal. They knew where they were headed and in that brief moment each and every time they believed they were going to get there. Every time. Even after being dragged to the ground, slammed head first into the dirt, they would rise immediately, celebrate what they had accomplished and start again.

Never once did they think, "Someday I'll make a touch down. Somewhere I'll find an opening and somehow get to the other end of the field.
Sometime in my career I'll cross that goal line!"

It would never happen, would it?

It's wonderful to dream. I am a dreamer. But the things that I really wanted in life had to move from the dream stage, to the planning stage and on to reality.

So what's the answer to "When is someday?"

When I choose to make it happen. Like right now, today.

How many somedays do you have in your life?

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The Prayer
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Dear God,        
        I'm sure glad that You are always Today, Right Now!

You ALL are Within the Infinitely Loving Embrace of our Universal Parent,

The Creator's Eternal Love to all of You,
Pastor Daniel

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