Just for You!
Rev. Jerry Kulp
June 18, 2020
12 For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then we will see face to face. Now I know only in part; then I will know fully, even as I have been fully known.
1 Corinthians 13:12
Greetings my friends!
Yesterday I was watching one of my “new” favorite television shows called “Good Bones.” It is a “fix up the house” kind of show on HGTV. Honestly, the content of the show is not all that important for this message other than to say that one of the main people on the show has a very young son. In the episode that I watched, at the end of the show, his mom played “peek a boo” with him.
You remember “peek a boo” right? Well… the smile on that child’s face lit up the television screen! His smile in that moment conveyed an incredible number of feelings: joy, in seeing his mom. Security, in knowing that he was in a safe place! Delight, that he was being engaged and valued. Unadulterated happiness in one of the singular easiest, simplest, and most basic of engagements can occur between a trusted parent and a child. The moment took two seconds to create but lingered in my heart for hours.
There was magical lightness within that child or perhaps it was the Spirit of God within that child shining forth in that moment.
My friends, I know that we live in a serious world. I know that there are serious problems and challenges that we individually face and communally we face. Yet I wonder, wouldn’t it be nice if we could pause in those moments of sheer delight to give thanks to God for the gift of life, laughter, and love?
I hope and pray that on the day that I see God clearly in front of me that the expression that comes to my face is filled with the same emotions of that young child playing “peek a boo” with mom. If it does, then my God will know my heart in a millisecond of a moment.
May each of you witness a moment that lightens your heart this day and eases your load, for all too soon the moments which comprise our mortal journey will be over, but what will remain forever is the feelings of love that we shared and felt in our earthly pilgrimage.
For now, my friends.
Keep trusting our Lord, keep washing those hands, and wear a smile on your face!