I was reading this sermon entitled If Only by Stephen Davey on Solomon experiencing every adventure possible. Davey gave this funny example:
There is a company called Thrillseekers Unlimited, in Las Vegas, of course. No, I did not send for a free brochure, trust me! However, I did read about, what they call, an “adrenaline vacation”. The owner, Rick Hopkins, promotes a week of skydiving, bungee jumping, paragliding, and rock climbing for the “not-so-faint-of-heart”.
One of his vacationers, who chose bungee jumping as his adventure, was a one hundred year old man, named S. L. Potter, from California, where else?! He bungee jumped, for the first and last time at age one hundred. His two children, ages sixty eight and seventy four, strongly opposed the leap. Dad refused to listen and he actually, safely jumped from two hundred feet. After his jump, as he got off the cord, his first words were, “Give me back my teeth!”
I like that man! I wondered where his wife was. She probably died years earlier of a heart attack. Or, perhaps she was the one holding his teeth.
Well, for the rest of us, we just read about adventure. It is safer in the Lazy Boy chair, isn’t it?! It is just not as much fun!