God’s People

28 Apr

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My Take

DiVoran Lites

 

We have a Sunday School/Bible Study class we call the LP class. We would say that meant Large Print, but two of us now have the most wonderful lens implants and can see like fighter pilots, so we’ll have to settle for Long Playing as a name. Anyhow, let’s put it this way, all but one of us in on Medicare.

One day, our teacher, and his wife, Noreen were in the drugstore waiting to have a prescription filled and a four-year-old girl came over to Marvin and started chattering away as if he were her beloved Grandpa. Noreen said she reminded them of a perky, Shirley Temple. Of course, they were delighted.

After that, Bob told us that he was in a restaurant one day waiting for a table. He had a seat because he’s handicapped, but there was no place for anyone else to sit, except a tiny spot right next to Bob. A tiny African American girl slid into the spot and snuggled up to Bob, lay her head against him and melded into him the way a trusting child will do. He had never seen her before in his life.

That reminded Marvin of a couple of children in their neighborhood. Marvin likes to sit in his garage with the door open and read. One day he was sitting there with the fresh air coming in and a little girl came down the block, saw him and walked in and laid her head on his knee.

Of course, that story brought on more. Bill and I were at Lake Eola with our son last week and while Bill was waiting for Billy and I to finish taking pictures, he sat down on a low wall and a beautiful black and white, Spaniel puppy came up to the wall and put her paws on it so she could reach him. She wagged her tail and sniffed at him he petted her. Her owner was amazed. She said, “She’s so afraid of people, I can’t believe she approached a perfect stranger. She’s even shy around the family.”

We had a couple more stories and then we went on with our lesson. Marvin had us read out of the scriptures and here’s what Bill read.”

Isaiah 61:9 says, “All who see them will acknowledge that they are a people the Lord has blessed.” I wonder–is this unexplained trust from children and animals a small example of that acknowledgement?

 

4 Responses to “God’s People”

  1. Old Things R New April 28, 2014 at 3:21 pm #

    As a child, it was considered “bad’ to want attention. For instance if a new baby arrived and a sibling pushed their way to the mother’s lap, that was jealousy. I always thought if someone was giving out love and acceptance, one would be silly to not bask in it too. Some people like those in the story have so much love, it just can’t be contained.

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    • divoran09 April 28, 2014 at 4:53 pm #

      Some people, like you, just seem to have a light coming from them. It’s very attractive.

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  2. Louise Gib son April 28, 2014 at 8:40 am #

    HOW POIGNANT! LITTLE CHILDREN GRAVITATED TOWARD ME AT PUBLIX ONE DAY. I WAS SO PLEASED UNTIL ONE OF THEM REMARKED, ‘YOU HAVE BIG FEET’!
    HA! MAYBE I SHOULD BE GRATEFUL THAT THEIR LINE OF VISION WAS SO LIMITED.

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