Saturday, August 15, 2009

This is My Father's World

A beautiful girl of 13, her Mom and younger siblings approached me as I stood outside the library making balloon animals. As a balloon artist, I go to many different places and meet new people. Last Saturday, I was at an inner city library celebrating their summer reading program.
“What was your favorite book this summer?” “Is this your home library?” I asked as I started to make balloon sculptures for them.
“We started the summer reading program here but got a chance to move to a different neighborhood and took it!” Mom answered and continued, “The first night in our new house without traffic noise and fighting in the parking lot next door the kids asked, “Mom what’s that noise? “I said, ‘Crickets! Haven’t you ever heard a crickets before?’” Mom said, finishing her story.
I handed them their finished balloon creations thinking what it would be like to remember the first time I heard the comforting noise of crickets on a summer’s eve. What a magnificent discovery!

THOUGHT FOR TODAY: “But the basic reality of God is plain enough. Open your eyes and there it is! By taking a long and thoughtful look at what God has created, people have always been able to see what their eyes as such can't see: eternal power, for instance, and the mystery of His divine being.” Romans 1:20 The Message

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