As a child, there was a hymn that I really loved. It had an uplifting tune to it and a powerful message. It was called ‘Telephone el Sama’ ( Heaven’s telephone). The lyrics are simple: the phone to heaven is always connected, your heavenly Father always answers it.
In a time when travelling was difficult, fraught with dangers , and in her advanced age, she took it upon herself to travel to Jerusalem to locate the Cross of our Lord.
Same ingredients, same ratios.
I took a first sip in my car. Shock and disbelief!
It simply did not taste the same. In fact, my fangs grew longer, the hair became greener and a third arm was trying to sprout from my left shoulder.
I often wish I could go around with a “closed for renovations” sign around my neck. Imagine what that would entail? People have less expectations of any establishment that is “closed for renovation”.
I had found 4 “perfect” seashells, one pebble and an intense realization- and appreciation- of God’s mercy, acceptance and His longing for our salvation.
I sat there and marveled. Before the beginning of time, before the Sun and the Moon and the Stars were fashioned, God knew that on this day, in July 2016, at this precise minute, Captain Crow’s family would be nourished by the generous hands of the little child who shared his fries.