The best is yet to come. A saying that keeps some of us anticipating a future with more or better than what we have right now. Right now we have a fear of the corona virus and the best we can hope for is that we do all the right things right and don't get it. The best to come for most of us is being able to make some plans and move forward with the life we've planned.
When we watch most shows, whether it's the news, or interviews, a concert, or televised event we are used to the "best foot forward' with staging, lights, perfect sound, and great picture quality. Now the best is someone's home video or laptop, the camera, mic, and lighting as is, and terrible sound. With all the props gone, we can see what 'best' really is and it's ok, but we have been conditioned to see and hear everything with all the trappings. So what?
We become that best friend that has more time than ever to talk, and figure out a face-time app to get as close as possible. We have time to make and bake our best recipes since we are still allowed to go to the store and get the ingredients. With summer around the corner, some of us may have the best gardens we've ever had because we will have the time to putter more.
Best is five stars for reviews and classifications of properties. Best is the top spot on the podium and the gold medal from competition. Best is the cup at the end of the season. Surveys come though and our opinions are calculated based on one to ten. Ten is usually the very best. Over the top. Excellent. Bette Midler was once asked on a scale of one to ten, what she thought she was. She didn't miss a beat and immediately said, "Eleven". Good self esteem there!
But how about a best man at a wedding. That’s the man who stands up with the groom, even at the smallest wedding. What makes him “best”? The bride’s matron of honor isn’t called “best woman”! First of all the attendants at a wedding are there to assist and encourage their friend or family member in the planning and preparations. Most of all, the best man is there as the one assigned to endorse the marriage certificate as a witness. He’s also there to represent the groom’s side of the family and give explanations to the bride’s family, helping the new family being formed to come together in more unity and understanding.
The “best man” in my life is the Christ, Jesus, or Yeshua as He was called by His parents. He’s not only more than the best, He helps me to be my best in everything I do. I know that if I follow His “best practices” I stay in peace and enjoy life more even in all this corona confinement. We are offered gifts by God that list His “best practices”. “But covet earnestly the best gifts: and yet I show you a more excellent way.” I Corinthians 12:31. And what's that way? LOVE. When we find ways to love, regardless of the corona thing, the best really is yet to come.
Linda McKendry, renaissance girl accused of doing too many things. Loves to educate, motivate, inspire, and empower (entertain).