A small boy once approached his slightly older sister with a question about God. Susie, can anybody ever really see God? he asked.
Busy with other things, Susie curtly replied: No, of course
not silly. God is so far up in heaven that nobody can see him.
Time passed, but his question still lingered so he approached his mom: Mom, can anybody ever really see God? No, not really, she gently said. God is a spirit and he dwells in our hearts, but we can never really see Him.
Somewhat satisfied but still wondering, the youngster went on his way. Not long afterwards, his saintly old grandfather took the little boy on a fishing trip.
They were having a great time together. The sun was beginning to set with unusual splendor and the grandfather stared silently at the exquisite beauty unfolding before them.
On seeing the face of his grandfather reflecting such deep
peace and contentment, the little boy thought for a moment and finally spoke hesitatingly:
Granddad, I--I-- wasn't going to ask anybody else, but I wonder if you can tell me the answer to something I've been wondering about a long time. Can anybody - can anybody ever really see God?
The old man did not even turn his head. A long moment slipped by before he finally answered. Son, he quietly said. It's getting so I can't see anything else
BY AUTHOR UNKNOWN
It's Sunday and it means it is my day for lots of R & R. We all need a day to rest and renew ourselves. To enjoy a lie-in without feeling guilty, and to spend a relaxing day pottering about the garden or catching up in your reading. SUNDAYS and refreshment are synonymous to me.
My retirement has been every bit as grand as I'd hoped because I've been able to help DS#6 and his wife out with some babysitting. This will be my final week for that and then the following week this Grand'ma' will be on the road again. I'll be taking off to go and see our Princess's Violin concert next week. She's invited me before but I was never able to go since I was working. Now I can participate in lots more family celebrations. If it wasn't for all the driving, I'd be doing even more but sadly most of my children do not live close by at all.
The last week of May will find me at the campground. It's was mid April last time I was there and now I'll be able to be at my little place in the woods for most of the summer and into the fall.
R & R has become a way of life for me. Is there such a thing as too much rest or too much relaxation?? I guess I will find out. Of course there is always those daily things like cleaning, cooking and laundry that will still be done but I love doing those things anyway so it really isn't work at all.
It could be that as busy as I keep with my children and grandchildren I'll need a vacation from retirement...we'll see...
My wish for you today is that you find time to get some of that good R & R
As always you all are in my thoughts and prayers.
'On Ya' - ma