God has such a wonderful sense of humor! It’s Sunday morning, and the song rolling around in my head is Michael Feinstein’s voice singing If This Isn’t Love from Finian’s Rainbow…
If this isn’t love, the whole world is crazy
If this isn’t love, I’m daft as a daisy
With moons all around and cows jumpin’ over
There’s somethin’ amiss, and I’ll eat my hat if this isn’t love
I love musicals! I’ve had the pleasure and privilege of working in musical theater, both on stage and off. The Sound of Music, Swingtime Canteen, Oklahoma!, Nuncrackers, The King and I… They’re a lot of fun, a lot of hard work, and worth all the sweat and tears. I’ve never seen Finian’s Rainbow, but I do have this song on a Michael Feinstein CD of Broadway hits. It makes me dance in the kitchen!
I have two completely different observations about this song.
1. We had dinner with some old friends here in Atlanta last evening. An older couple that have been together for decades. It was a treat to watch them at dinner and, later, at their home. Like clockwork, they anticipated what each other needed and provided it in the middle of chaotic conversation and laughter. Though my mind was a little numb after watching this for several hours, it never fazed them… If this isn’t love, what is?
2. From Romans 8, “we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.” If THIS isn’t love, what is????
Now, THAT is something to make me want to dance in the kitchen!!!!
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