|Red Geraniums on my prayer porch.|
A few times in the last couple of years I needed white stones for something i was doing.
I needed to have enough for anyone deciding to attend - so, Now i have a lot of extra white stones.
They are around this place . . .
That little gathering of five made me think and dream and wonder.
So, there's an old story about this kid,
His name was David. He was the youngest boy in the large family.
His dad usually let him go watch the family sheep.
One day his dad asked him to carry lunch to his older brothers.
They were out serving in the army.
No problemo. David carried lunch for his brothers.
When he arrived at the valley where his brothers and the army were serving,
there was an unusual scene.
The group his big brothers were part of were huddled together, scared.
There was this Huge Dude in the center of the big field calling his brothers and their friends names.
On the far side of the field there were soldiers from another army - they were regular sized people, but they were dressed nicely, so their shields and spears were are glittery in the sunshine. This other army was standing still - just kinda posing while the Big Dude continued to scare people with his potty mouth.
Well, you can't have a good army if they are hungry.
You can't really eat and enjoy your food if you are freaked out.
David's dad gave him a task.
He Loved his dad and was not going to fail his family.
There were people from the scaredy-side of the story that tried to tell David what to do.
David knew, if their ideas hadn't inspired them to action, they were not original enough.
David started to speak his faith.
On the way out to topple the Big Dude
David stopped to pick up five smooth stones.
He told that Guy exactly what God was about to do - through him/David
Then, using his slingshot
(a previously accomplished skill)
David flung the first stone,
The Dude fell
His brothers enjoyed lunch
My wondering is about five smooth stones.
It only took the first one
BUT, if i imagine that each stone stands for something important to
"have in my pocket"
What would these ideas/qualities be?
I'm still thinking it over.
What do YOU think??
love & love,