Just thinking ...

What a day!
8/15/2008 8:34:44 PM by: Elsi

I've done very little this week, just too exhausted from traveling ... and from grieving Lady ... to accomplish much of anything. This afternoon I went with my friend Vicki to visit her brother Kirby in the hospital. This is the brother we brought out here from Missouri just about a year ago. Kirby is desperately ill, with multiple parts of him not working. The doctor says he may recover somewhat from this, but the ongoing prognosis isn't good. Kirby is such a sweet man ... it hurts to see him in ICU, so ill and unhappy. Pray for us all, please ... probably best for Kirby to be with the Lord, but we love him ... And then youth group this evening. What a wonderful distraction and encouragement those kids are! I was working on the difference between literal and metaphorical passages in the Bible, with the rule of thumb being to take Scripture for what it says it is. So we played a ball game with socks on our hands, so we couldn't use our thumbs. Then we read some passages from Psalms and tried to take them literally: God has nostrils, and wings, and breaks weapons; David was a worm; we have hooves like deer. And finally we read and acted out the first part of the Gospel of Mark, which includes John the Baptist eating locusts and honey. And at the end, I asked, "So, what's the common theme—the thumb-less game, God with feathers, acting out Mark?" One student said, "You made us do them all." Another offered, "They're all about the Bible." And Ted (I LOVE a sense of creative humor!) said, "Well, worms don't have thumbs, and worms and locusts are kind of alike, too." Isn't that delightful! Then Ruthie made the logical conclusion and we brought the evening to a close. And I came home, tired, but singing, "Sweet Hour of Prayer." Walked through the drizzle to my front door, unlocked it, and started to say, "Here I am, lonely little beagle ..." and realized ... again ... Dolphin's home alone. But God is good!



 

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