Sunday, November 25, 2007

car rides

I was in the car for 10 hours today...we were driving back to Hope. At the New York customs, Tim (a guy from Hope) and I decided to entertain ourselves while we waited for almost an hour. We would look at the people in the cars around us, name them, guess their occupation, and tell an interesting fact that they must have done in their life. Needless to say, we were judging by only what we could see...for example: Janet, a woman who probably spent too much time shopping because she looked tired and had a lot of bags in her car. We guessed that she has quite a bit of debt from that shopping...all those darn grandkids! Brain, a guy in back of us who was in a band that didn't quite make it so now he just works in a coffee shop.
I must confess that this was quite fun but then as we kept driving, God revealed to me that he really cares about each and every one of us. He knew those people and the details of their lives, just as he knows mine.
Have you ever spent time looking at people? They are fascinating, especially when they don't know they are being watched. There are some that aren't quite so attractive to me and still others who take my breath away...but that doesn't really matter. Every creation of God is beautiful in His eyes. I contemplated this as I rolled myself into a ball to sleep...it was going to be a long trip. Funny how it is when you're confined in a small car and yet each passenger can be miles away.
There was a brief moment that I awoke, looked out the window, and saw the sun glistening on a lake with the trees swaying in the breeze. It was so beautiful...and I knew that moment was a love note from God. We need to be aware of those...it really made my day.
Now Thanksgiving break has come to a close and I need to focus on finishing the semester off strong! Two weeks of classes then some finals...then break! phew!

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