Inspiration from my backyard.
There is a wonderful anthem “Creation Will Be At Peace” based upon Holy Scriptures in Revelation. The line “a Child shall lead them” has touched me. My interpretation is that in childlike faith and prayer, we as humans can live at peace. Further thinking about other stories in the Bible, I have reflected on Samuel hearing the voice in the night
and being admonished by Eli that it was God speaking to the boy, I have made this sketch of a modern day, american boy named Sam.
John was injured in a farming accident. He suddenly lost both his legs and spent several weeks in the hospital. Toward the end of his stay at the hospital the nurse rolled his bed out into the hospital garden. While there a blue jay landed on his hand as he slept. The bird continued to visit John each day as he arrived in the garden. Perched on John’s hand the bird provided comfort. I am reminded of Matthew 6:26. God’s promise to provide for each of us.
This young man was at our shelter for a while. Got hooked on drugs. While with us he straightened his life out. Don’t know where he is now….he left one Sunday morning and walked up north.
Dennis and Miles, our little “grand-dogs.”
Invisible neighbors are all around us. Some are professionals who are victims of poor decisions. The poor decision to do drugs or make bad business decisions. They need our attention.
I have the privilege of working at Union Mission of Roanoke Rapids, Inc. Men come our way for help. We are glad to show them the way to God.