It’s double story time week for our first week of January. Too much of a good thing? Perhaps but here we go.
The first time I a grew a beard it was actually unplanned. Yes, my great discovery was unintentional. It was the winter of 2017/2018. We had a long cold snap of artic weather, once again my Canadian readers can laugh and shake their heads, and due to the cold weather and it being winter break, I stayed inside and did not go anywhere. I also did not shave for those two weeks. One morning towards the end of those two weeks, I finally went out to check the mail. I realized my face felt warm and putting two and two together with my powers of deduction a little like Sherlock Holmes, I realized it was because I had not shaved. Boom-Discovery.
Adding to this, I went to church the first Sunday after winter break and some women at church told me I looked good with a beard. If men say it, I tend to ignore it because, well being a man, I know most of have us no clue about things like that. Having a face for radio anything that might constitute looking good on me stays, so the beard stayed and has been in different forms.
Might I point out that the disciples and Jesus would have had beards, so it maybe it is a bit more spiritual to have one. 🙂
This is now my fifth winter having a beard that keeps my face warm, which causes me to have sympathy for my women friends. Alas they cannot grow beards for the winter. I wonder if they wish they could?
I tell my students that I dye my beard white to look like a teacher, but they don’t seem to believe me. Isaiah 46:4 says,
Even to your old age and gray hairs I am he, I am he who will sustain you. I have made you and I will carry you; I will sustain you and I will rescue you. I think white hairs count with this too. I have certainly seen Jesus rescue me at times. 🙂
So my blogging colleagues, let me know which beard you think is better. By the way no beard is an option. 🙂
Short Beard- taken at a coffee shop and coincidently a painting of a man with a beard in the background.
or Long beard- taken in the coffee area of church
Thank you for reading. God Bless.