Let’s Go Fly a Kite

Yesterday I sat in an empty church and prayed for my friends. I went home and as my husband tuned into his home church in Los Angeles to stream the service, I along with 45 others Deaconesses tuned into the installation of a Deaconess friend in Anchorage Alaska! Next I turned to my cell phone and philosophized with my son sheltered in Chicago. My sister in NY State called to chat about her church service and a book we are reading. We finished the evening by watching the movie, Saving Mr. Banks, in which the aunt from Australia arrives in the girls childhood to help deal with the alcoholic father who is Irish?? The girl writes Mary Poppins in London but has to fly to Los Angeles to settle the legal rights for Disney to make the movie Mary Poppins. I feel like from my chair in Indianapolis, I have visited the world. Proverbs 27:8 shares, “Like a bird that strays from its nest is a man who strays from his home.” I ponder if that means that when a bird leaves its nest, it flies over how many different scenes and dramas. If I, a mere human, not a bird, can sit in my living room chair and visit LA, Alaska, Chicago, NY, London and LA again in a span of hours, is it so miraculous that God sees and cares for us in ways that we do not even understand. Easter reassembles the faith in a God that stays in his nest, his geographical or linguistic arena, to a belief in a God who flies and sees and is involved in all our lives. A bit mind boggling. Our God does not sit in his nest governing the world but incarnated, became part of his creation, and his Spirit is present with us now. PTL.

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