God Designed Life to Share

Joey-Bonifacio-On-radioLast Monday I walked by this secluded beach in Ko Olina in Hawaii. Without the clean soft breeze, the chirping birds, the sound of waves splashing on the rocks, and the scent of the blue ocean … pictures like these are … well … just pictures.

No matter how beautiful this spot was it is of little value because I had no one to share it with. The Bible is indeed correct when it declares, “it is not good for man to be alone.”

It’s funny how we work ourselves to death and take for granted what actually matters, our closest relationships. I could only wish Marie was with me at that particular moment. Life is meant for sharing.

Life is composed of multiple moments that are here for a while and then are gone. Makes you think of how important each moment we have with the people we love have to be maximized and taken advantage of. Life is meant for sharing.

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In the morning I was interviewed on radio by Dr. Danny Yamashiro of The Good Life, Hawaii, a Hawaiian Christian talk show. The interview was about my book “The LEGO Principle.”

On our way to the station we passed the high school where U.S. President Barrack Obama went to school. The conversation with Danny and my host Pastor Norman Nakanishi about the president’s roots and significant events in Hawaii’s recent history was so interesting I wish Marie was with me to share in it.

Then there was the art gallery I chanced upon that I was sure she would have enjoyed. I could imagine her lingering and asking about the local artists. And the holding pond that had baby sting rays and hammerhead sharks you could feed, something that she would surely be curious about and get her feet wet in.

We share life because Christ first shared it with us. As the sunset came into view I was glad I wasn’t walking alone. Jesus is with me even when I walk through the shadow of the darkest valley…in this case… walking in one of the nicest places on earth. Not only that He comforts me (Psalm 23:4).

Thursday I start work again as I hold meetings week long with the Every Nation churches here and with the folks from Hope Chapel with Pastor Mike Kai. Thankfully, Marie is coming in another day, we will both be speaking at the gathering of leaders on Saturday.

In the meantime … it is a good reminder that whether it’s sunsets, sand or green grass, life is meant for sharing.

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Joey Bonifacio is the senior pastor of Victory Fort, one of 15 congregations that make up Victory Church in the metro Manila area of the Philippines. He is also the author of The LEGO Principle, which draws parallels between the famous toy-maker and core discipleship elements. Visit Joey’s website at joeybonfacio.com, on Facebook or follow him on Twitter.

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