Sunday, October 5, 2008
HOPE SPRINGS ETERNAL
This is one of my favorite sayings, anyone who knows me will vouch for that. I was talking to a good friend of mine the other day, and we got on the subject of the beauty of the innocence of children. It's such a good subject, and always makes me feel better about the world and its goings-on. I feel so out of control with all the financial upheaval and economic depression we're experiencing in our country right now, that it's refreshing to talk about something else, anything else! I remember hearing the best radio commercial several years ago. It was by a car dealership, and it went something like this: "Imagine leaving the house one morning with no money in your pocket, no identification in your wallet, and going to a place you've never been before. We would have a hard time imagining going out into the world this way, yet every year thousands of kindergarten kids do just that. They trust us to take care of them and protect them." The commercial went on to tell you fabulous things about their dealership, etc. I remember being very touched by those words, and by the vulnerability in which our kids trust us each and every day. What a huge responsibility we have to them, as our children. I have to believe that it works the same way with God. He's our father, and I know that he feels an enormous love and responsibility to us, his children, to provide for us every day. It's a pretty simple revelation, really, but it makes me feel much better about leaving my house each day, knowing that He's there watching out for me! Have a great week!
**The picture above was taken outside in front of our house a couple of springs ago. All the neighborhood kids came out to run in the rain--some even had their bathing suits on! If you look closely, you can see that there was a double rainbow--God's pinky swear promise?!!**