Friday, July 2, 2010

Show and Tell - Take Your Dad to School

The women sat absorbed in an intense discussion during our weekday Bible study when the distant knocking began. It neared until a distinct whirring sound filled the classroom, rattling the walls and our eardrums.

Whirling dust blocked the view from the window. We all realized at once that a helicopter hovered overhead. This was not typical for our rural setting.

"This can't be good!" one mom panicked.

We all jumped up to look out the window. A life flight helicopter touched down in our church parking lot. The ladies moved as one to the door; they had to check on their children in the nursery next door.

I stayed and watched through the window as a lone paramedic climbed down from the helicopter and walk to a group of pre-schoolers gathered near the front door of the church. One of the small kids ran forward as the uniformed man stooped to give her a big hug. It was show and tell at the day care center at our church.

One child would definitely never forget this Take Your Dad to School Day for the rest of her life. Her father arrived from the sky to tell about his career as a life flight paramedic. The little girl had something to boast about.

I was reminded that God, my heavenly Dad, goes to work with me everyday. I thought of the pride in the eyes of the little girl who greeted her Daddy before her classmates. My soul makes its boast in the Lord (Psalm 34:2).

Whatever I do throughout my day and wherever I find myself, I can look to my father who is beside me. His arrival is pretty amazing. He makes the clouds his chariot; he rides on the wings of the wind (Psalm 103:4).

The little girl jumped up before her classmates confident of the hug from her father. I know God will acknowledge me and receive me (Matthew 10:32).

Show and Tell is everyday in the life of believers.
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  1. What a great story and what a great God: He rides on the wings of the wind!

  2. Wow. I can just picture the expression on the children's faces... jaws dropping, eyes bulging. "Cool." "Wow!" "Look at THAT!"

  3. A great dad very caring, Our God is always with us. It is so good how he tells us "I will never leave thee nor forsake thee."

  4. I'm am so glad you shared this today. You are so right this little girl will never forget that day.

  5. What a beautiful post. i love it. Thank you for sharing your experience with us. Wow!

  6. Wow! Great story. I love your insight.


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