Tuesday, January 4, 2011
Finding Direction...At The Cross...
My family had a wonderful time celebrating New Year's Eve with family friends. We simply relaxed and ate pizza and played games and giggled at our host's dogs who had wonderful tricks to show us.
Both of our friends work in a very stressful fast paced environment of hospital emergency rooms, one a physician and one a P.A. who often sees the difficult side of life and often death.
They both have a wonderful sense of humor, as you could imagine would be necessary to balance the difficult nature of E.R. physician's lives.
Our friend Jayne had a cute little ginger bread house sitting in the middle of the dinning room table that, upon further examination, revealed quite the display of unusual characters on the outside of the lawn around the house. Instead of turn of the century Christmas carolers, there was a dog with sun glasses, a police officer, and a few not so "ladylike" ladies etc.
You see, Jayne worked in San Antonio before moving back to the mid-west. She had collected several little figurines that depict the culture of a Barrio in character form which were popular "gumball machine" items in that area. Her husband, our friend Cecil, recently surprised her with a collection of several more of the unique (and even controversial) characters. The art work and imagination that went into making these small figurines was very interesting. We really enjoyed studying them and coming up with the back story for some of them.
Before we left their home on Saturday, Cecil handed me my favorite of the collection as a gift.
I put it in the window of the car going home and happened to snap a picture capturing directional signs in the background. I thought it was a very appropriate reminder for New Year's Day 2011. Some of us will need to turn completely and find our direction.
You see, many of us will be facing new chapters, new opportunities, second chances, or facing the same rut of doing it our own way one more year. How has that been working for ya?
I believe we each have the opportunity to start this first week of 2011...Finding Direction...At the Cross!
Walk in light this year friends...His name...Is Jesus.
When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”
Thank you Cecil and Jayne for this precious reminder; Here's my photo...