This is an exciting week for me. I sponsor a child, 11 year old Kambi, through Compassion International. His home is 6 km north of Mombasa, Kenya. This week a few bloggers are accompanying singer Shaun Groves on a visit to sponsored Kenyan children. I would have loved to have went them. I will be hanging out watching for new twittering and tweeting. :) A few bloggers have began sharing about their plane ride and the airport. They seem excited. I know that this may be the closest I ever get to my son, as he calls himself. Just knowing someone else who got to go to Kenya with Compassion.
I am not sure if a snow covered world counts as a "lion". It is a white world out of every window in my house. I crave color! There has been true sunshine maybe twice in a month. I am considering the purchase of buying a full spectrum light box! I am hoping for the Lamb of March to appear. I yield. There are places in my yard that would eagerly eat a yardstick. Someone come dig me out! Please. This was a view out of my kitchen window in Feburary! I hope the Lion of March is Aslan! Death to the Snow Queen!
5Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said,
"Never will I leave you;
never will I forsake you."
In the Sermon on the Mount the Lord told His disciples to "Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; and yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these" (Matt. 6:28-29). The "lilies of the field" are not the flower we call a "lily" in this country, for they are not found in Palestine. The "lilies of the field" are the scarlet poppies which bloom from a bulb after the spring rains.
Lilies bloom for only one day and carpet the plains and hills of Palestine with colorful blossoms. In their brief life they are clothed with a beauty which surpasses the beauty of the robes of kings. Yet, with all the glory of the lily, when they died they were used for nothing better than for burning in order to raise the temperature of a clay oven (Matt. 6:30).
If God gives such beauty to a short-lived flower, how much more will He care for man, the crown of His creation?
"Promise me you'll always remember you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. But the most important thing is, if we are ever apart, I'll always be with you." ~Christopher Robin