Thursday, May 04, 2006

Disneyland Miracle

My parents are visiting for the installation thingy happening this Sunday. It's their first visit to us here in SoCal, so we made the requisit trip to Disneyland. I'm a bit cynical about the whole notion of "Disney Magic", but I'm not a killjoy. It was not a crowded day at the park by any means, but there were still LOTS of people. I was reflecting that seeing those teeming throngs of humanity milling about makes the notion that there is a loving Creator who knows each one by name seems so unlikely--and the idea that there is a loving Savior who loved each one enough to become one of us and suffer death seem patently absurd.

Later we were searching for a spot to watch the parade. As we pushed our way through the crowd, my little girl tugged at my sweater and whispered, "Mama! There's Sarah!" Sure enough, on the other side of the avenue was her very best friend from her school in Portland, the one she has been missing intensely since we left 10 weeks ago, the one she's found no equal for in her new school. We leaped over the parade barrier and ran to her. The girls squealed with delight and jumped up and down. Her Mom and I shook our heads and said, "What were the chances?" They were on a somewhat impromtu vacation to visit some family in San Bernardino. The girls have exchanged notes since we left, but her Mom and I were not close friends so I'd not communicated with her. We all watched the parade together, the girls hand in hand and wide eyed with wonder.

O Lord, Our Lord, how majestic is thy name in all the earth.

8 comments:

Princess of Everything (and then some) said...

Oh that made me cry. He knows exactly what we need. And we are constantly awed at how He brings things together.

peripateticpolarbear said...

Oh my goodness, how wonderful for her!

cheesehead said...

This is a wonderful story. Enjoy your special weekend both with your family and with your congregation, who celebrate a search well ended, and a wonderful new beginning.

And the preaching at the installation will be fan-fricking-tastic, won't it? ;-)

Kathryn said...

Oh, I LOVE it. It's truly wonderful when He shows his care in that sort of detail...I feel all warm and smiley now :-)
hugs and blessings for the Big Weekend, too xx

Quotidian Grace said...

Aw, that's so sweet. I'm sure your daughter was just thrilled to see her friend. Best friends are so important at that age.

jledmiston said...

Surely a God thing.
Have fun at the installation thingy.

SpookyRach said...

Cool!

And good luck with the thingy.

will smama said...

That is SO awesome!