Can you bind the chains of the Pleaides, or loose the cords of Orion? Can you lead forth a constellation in its season, and guide the Bear with her satellites? Do you know the ordinances of the heavens or fix their rule over the earth?”
Recently, I felt compelled to pen a letter to the editor of a Christian magazine after an article on India’s space exploration program. The letter is re-printed here for your consideration in part due to a conversation I had with a brother-in-Christ just this morning. We spoke of enjoying and encouraging the imagination of our young children and grandchildren. We reminded each other of times spent as children ourselves staring at a sky with white puffy clouds and calling out what animal or other images we saw the clouds forming. It is an amazing joy I share with my grandchildren as we sway lazily on our hammock under the shade of a sprawling oak tree. Imagining ourselves in the clouds ourselves must be on the mind of many future space explorers! With that in mind, I wrote the following to Mr. Arno Froese.
Arno Froese, Executive Editor The Midnight Call P.O. Box 84309 Lexington, SC 29073
Greetings in the Name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I write to say how much I enjoy Midnight Call and to beg a question of you from the September 2019 Issue, under World Focus “Moon Landing”. You pose a question as to the purpose for India to be so involved in space exploration and putting a rover on the moon. You answer your question with, as you say, “one word: pride.” For those who set themselves a nest among the stars, Obadiah declares the Lord, those shall be brought down. Still, I could not settle myself on the idea of condemning the Indian exploration as sin, i.e. pride and leaving it go at that. I think of God who is the Creator magnificent who takes great joy in His creation, all of it, man, animals, earth and space. God, in putting Job into a correct understanding of God’s greatness, asks, “Can you bind the chains of the Pleaides, or loose the cords of Orion? Can you lead forth a constellation in its season, and guide the Bear with her satellites? Do you know the ordinances of the heavens or fix their rule over the earth?” (Job 38)
I believe God is quite pleased with his heavenly creation and
given proper attitude of His human creation, He would welcome and has blessed
our exploration of it. God proclaims in Genesis 1:14 of the heavens which sepearate
the day and the night, “let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days
and years.” Men of Issachar could watch the heavens and thus understood the
times (1 Chron.12
Can we begin to know, even in these last days what wondrous
discoveries that might lead to cures of human maladies, stop the suffering of
children or feed more poor than gleaning will be spun from a laboratory’s accelerator
after exploration of space? More importantly, can we know another man’s heart?
Can or should we ascribe guilt of sin to everyone attached to a nation’s space
When considering the purposes of space exploration, we should
also mention, the very real threats now looming like the Sword of Damacles
across the globe for any maleficently minded country leader to shock our world
with electronic pulses. Must we not know and have a command of space to stop
such threats? I venture to say there are many noble purposes for space
exploration. Although pride may be the Achille’s heel for some within such
programs, still let us ask God to bless such work for learning more about our
Creator and His creation as well as what boon to mankind it might bring.
I am reminded of the poem by Jahn Gillespie Magee Jr., the last lines
which read, “while with silent lifting mind I’ve trod, the high untrespassed sanctity
of space, put out my hand, and touched the face of God.” President Regan quoted
this poem after the Shuttle disaster many years ago. When it comes to space
exploration, the heavens are a creation which reveals the very nature of our
God. We should relish every touch we can have with it.
t may be a pity too few may read this post for, even though many seem driven to cast a pall over America’s horizon and bemoan how Americans will never be what they once were, there is a brighter hope I see emanating from the shadows cast by all the nay say-ers
InSCIghts is one of a half-dozen titles under which this author writes
some basic and other more detailed and complex concepts of law enforcement
relations with their communities. Sadly, it is also one which has been bereft
of any serious works of late. In thinking about why and trying to explain it to
my son, I made the comment, ‘life happened’ but such has more in common
with an excuse than an explanation. In hopes of filling the void on my web’s
blog sites and reviving what once was a plethora of article submissions – to
which several quality magazine editors would let out a long sigh when they saw
the familiar SCI logo in their ‘in-box’ – I take pen and paper in hand and
begin to swipe at the cobwebs of my mind and see what awakens! Okay, so I use a
laptop and mouse not pen and paper and most of the cobwebs which have begun to
take over my ‘attic’ are too entrenched to go with just a swipe. It is going to
take a shop-vac on full suction to get those bad-boys out of the corners!
is a combination of the ‘Patriot Day’ just passed which brought with it friends
lamenting how communities and neighbors were so much closer in the weeks
following 9-11 and the simple realization that students now high school
seniors, to graduate in the Spring of 2020, were not yet born in 2001. They
cannot share the common experience of Americans from that fateful day; nor can
any of their classmates who come after them. These thoughts began to stir in me
a desire to write. I realize when I pen an article or blog, there may be only a
handful of people taking the time to read it. But, that’s okay. Writing is
cathartic for me and if, by chance, it does some smattering of good for someone
who is inclined to read it; all the better.
It may be a pity too few may read this post
for, even though many seem driven to cast a pall over America’s horizon and
bemoan how Americans will never be what they once were, there is a brighter
hope I see emanating from the shadows cast by all the nay say-ers. What began
as a faint glow and then was just an unsteady glimmer has begun to brighten and
is overcoming the darkness one front porch at a time, or perhaps a back deck;
maybe one kitchen at a time or within the family rooms of people who share a
traveling abroad for many years; Karin and I were taken by how a sense of
community existed in a bond between people of the town and it seemed founded
upon the small groups which would appear like magic on front steps or back
patios, even along fence rows, as men and women, their work done for the day
did not retreat behind closed doors,
shuttered windows and loud televisions. Instead in what were some of the most financially destitute villages, we
enjoyed these visits; when the evening light was fading and the one or two
streetlights would crackle and buzz until the dim light within came on,
brightening and lessening as the available amount of electrical current along
the line would fluctuate and neighbors sought out neighbors to do nothing more
than share time. In a world driven by money and possessions, those with the
most of each seem to have less time than those who could not afford a
cellphone, even if service was available. These folks were rich because of the
way they valued and used their time.
people who graciously gave us of their time and allowed us to share ours, in
these far-flung villages were Christ followers. Not Christians because their
names were dutifully entered into a ledger of some national church at their
birth but people who had found the richness of the grace of God irresistible
and they had given in, fully and completely plunging themselves into the love
of Christ and learning what it meant to live in a community of believers. The
New Testament has a name for such communities of believers, they are called the
I am finding refreshing and the provider of hope for America, is these
‘old-world’ ways – the appreciation of time, the enjoyment of being involved in
an event for the event’s sake and not for what each may get out of the event as
another notch on their social status belt or recognition of their worldly
wisdom. Men and women of America, more and more, are re-learning the joys of being.
They are enjoying being together, being involved in others
lives, being accepted and even needed – not for some thing they
offer to the group but needed to just be part of the group. Those who
seem to be succeeding at this new adventure seem as if they are living in an
older, simpler time. Likely it was not truly simpler – maybe – just less
complex, but not simpler. What I mean by that is; those who lives
were less complex back in my parent’s and grandparent’s days were still not simple
lives. There was pain and hurt, financial troubles, World Wars and much
more. Still, their lives were less complex. They took time to have
time and to share time with others. Family time was held sacrosanct.
You did not find an excuse to miss family time, no matter how, as a teenager
one might believe family time to be lame; or as a young adult might have too
much work or something else as a priority, there was no excuse for missing family
is, thankfully, an extension of family time. People, some related by DNA
matches but many more who are together, making time, sharing time, enjoying
time in simpler ways on front steps and back patios, even over fence rows and
no one is looking to see what time it is or how late it is getting. These people
begin to grow together and learn to care for one another building into one
another’s lives. It all happens because they are blood relatives. All are saved
by the precious blood of Jesus. They are Christ followers, not perfect
people, hopefully not legalistic people or judgmental but similarly they have
come from a past of yuckiness and brown stuff and found how
Christ can forgive and forget and He loves them all the same, anyway. These
followers of the Yeshuah are laughing and loving; learning and praying; hurting
and crying; living and thriving – enjoying time together. Seldom is the
television on (unless its football season – there can be a little leeway here –
and it doesn’t matter because you would not be able to hear it over the talking
and laughter anyway. Sometimes when they gather, they study their Bible or
discuss ways to cope. No matter the mix – within it is hope. They are communities
of believers in Jesus Christ who love one another and love getting together –
the New Testament called it the church.
it perfect and without problems? Nope. But, there’s hope.
this group, when it is believers who are mostly American citizens, there can be
a range of political beliefs but politics which divide are not part of the
ingredients of these groups. What is incredible is how these groups can become
the strongest fiber, the most level foundation, the walls of support for a
nation such as ours who desperately needs to know Jesus. These men, women, both
young and older people of prayer will be what holds the American experiment
together – not just because America is exceptional but also because
these Americans are exceptional. What makes them exceptional? The God
who made them. Their faith and trust in Him will hold them while the ship of
state rocks on heavy seas.
there was ever a time in America’s history when people of faith needed to be
strongly united in being Behind the Line – the Thin Blue Line – it’s
now. Together, prayerfully asking for God’s blessing and faithfully following
His lead; Americans can overcome all of the dark forces which are vying for
America’s lifeblood. Behind the Line – that is where I want to be – yet at the
same time, Christ has asked His believers to be on the front line and it
is possible be both. Christ is who He says He is, and He will do what He has
said He will do. In the in-between time; when the day’s work is done and the
streetlights falter, then flicker on; its good to get together and spend the
most valuable resource you have in life – time, and it’s better when you
spend it together.
Like sand through the hourglass… seems like the hole between the upper and lower chambers of the glass has gotten wider these last few years.
By Ross L. Riggs, D Min.
Those of us who grew up in the 60’s and 70’s often heard a familiar voice in the mid-afternoon come across the television. For me, it was usually as my mother was ironing clothes. (For those of you who are much younger than I, ironing was something a mother, usually, would do using a steam iron and an ironing board. The purpose was to take clothes, particularly shirts, which had been dried on the clothesline in the backyard [I’ll explain that another time for sake of space] and iron the wrinkles out of them before folding and placing back in the drawer or, for dress shirts on a hanger)
voice solemnly told us, “Like sand through the hour glass, so are the days of
our lives” the introduction to the soap opera Days of Our Lives. Soap operas were great for those
who were hooked on them because even if you missed a few days, or weeks, even
months, you could come back and find the storyline not very far advanced from
when you left it. But, I digress.
The Bible also speaks of the fleeting
nature of life. Solomon, a man who was given more wisdom than any man before or
since once bemoaned, ‘Vanity, vanity, all is vanity..” He found little purpose
in striving in life because no matter what, one was not getting out of life
alive and whatever you had accomplished was left for someone else to claim. A
pretty depressing line of thinking. Still, the Bible does give us analogies
such as “For He
Himself knows [a]our frame; He is mindful that we are but dust.15 As
for man, his days are like grass; As a flower of the field, so
he flourishes.16 When the wind has passed
over it, it is no more, And its place acknowledges
it no longer.” (Psalm 103:14-16) A great analogy, though
editors are always cautious about the use of the word but; whether it is
a adjective or a noun, of course spelling helps to clarify.
There is Jack Nicholson
who, in Bucket List, declared life to pass like smoke througha
keyhole. Of course, the origin of the thought is somewhat less clear. Google
lists 166,000 answers as to the origin of the term.
James, the brother of Christ,
a leader in the early church and co-author of the Book of James in the New
Testament writes, “Yet you do not know what your life will be like
tomorrow. You are just a vapor that appears
for a little while and then vanishes away.” (James 4:14 NASB)
What got me thinking about the brevity of life, or
rather, the speed with which life seems to pass by came as I left Bethany Nursing
Home, the finest facility with the
nicest folks where I had been watching the All Star Game with my brother Rod.
The neighborhood around was apparently the night before trash pick up because the
street had numerous trash receptacles out to the curb and some bags of trash
awaiting pick up. Have you ever noticed how quickly you get from one trash day
to the next? The week in between just blows by and the amount of stuff you have to throw away from the week is
Allow me to go back to those childhood years when Mom was ironing and the man was solemnly warning us about the sand in our hourglass, we had something in our basement not uncommon in those days; but, now a thing of the past, an incinerator. Think of it as a family size crematorium for trash. You, (meaning the children in the house old enough to reach the top of the incinerator which was about the size of a washing machine) had the job of taking the bag of trash each evening, just after supper, to the basement to be thrown into the incinerator which had a gas fed fire always burning in the bottom, like a port-a-hades. The evening air in the neighborhood was always tinged with the smell of the days garbage being destroyed by the third element of nature. Later, we moved to a newer housing allotment and surprisingly the new homes did not have incinerators. Rather, in the back yard of each home was a burn barrel and it was exactly what the name disclosed.
Now the children of the house old enough to handle matches unattended would carry the bag of trash out to the burn barrel and light it up and standby long enough to know the days garbage was nothing but flecks of black soot rising into the air. Not bad duty on a cold winter night but not the best chore in the middle of summer unless you really enjoyed, perhaps too much, watching things burn. I suppose it was the environmental movement of the 70’s which brought an end to burn barrels and a new suburban glimpse into city life, the appearance of garbage trucks! Still, life revolved, to some degree over the trash pick-up. My Mom would only fry chicken on the nights before trash pick-up so as to not have the bones lying in the garbage for several days…
The trash of our week gets tossed out and forgotten, hopefully being composted or recycled so my great-grandchildren don’t have to live on the waste dump we created. The weeks for which the trash accumulates go by more quickly with each passing year. Going out to retrieve the garbage can and taking the garbage can out, one begins to feel like the guy in the old “Dunkin Donuts’ commercial, who finally meets himself at the door he is coming and going so quickly and so often…
Solomon’s warning of life like a flower, the wind
passes over it and it is remembered no more. We should acknowledge the brevity
of life and rid ourselves of the trash which accumulates around our lives and
we must do so prayerfully and purposefully. We need, at the same time to hold
on to what really matters. Hang on to the precious moments which will fill our
lives if we allow them .
When visiting the Philippines back in 1998, I was impressed with a part of their culture which celebrated events rather than be slave to a clock. In the U.S., a time to meet with a friend for coffee is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. and is expected to be finished by 10:45, even placed in our cellphone calendar with a reminder ding and perhaps, too, an alert when time was up, next appointment. In the Filipino culture the event was time with a friend. Set for 10 but maybe it will begin at 10:30 or 10:45, whenever the parties arrive and it will last for as long as it possibly can, the friends taking over an hour to say goodbye even if it meant the next event would have to wait. Of course, a wait wouldn’t matter because the next meeting was also based on the event not the time.
I create for myself, now, a priorities list which is
designed to help my sometimes failing memory with what I would like to
accomplish each day. Notice, like to accomplish not need to
accomplish? A few things have been on the list every day for a month, I’ll
get to them; but, I won’t be driven by the list. It reminds me things I would
like to do and often an article on it will be a hammock nap. I always include a
prayer-time and some reading time. When life changes how the list will go on a
given day, no worries, tomorrow will have a new list. When I have a chance to
hang with a grandchild, I want to really be there with them not just be
in the same place they are but completely disengaged. When they say, “Papaw” I
want my eyes to meet theirs and they know they have my full attention. It doesn’t
always work and sometimes ol’ Papaw is just too pooped to pop; but, they know
my intention is to be part of their moments. When I was with my one grandfather, my papaw, I
knew I was the most important person in the world to him at that moment.
He might have six grandchildren lined up for a ‘toopie-too’ ride on his knee;
but, for that moment his attention was fully mine and I want my grandkids to
feel that same specialness.
Like sand through the hourglass… seems like the hole between the upper and lower chambers of the glass has gotten wider these last few years.
The Bible gives some truly great advice when it comes to living life. Karin and I are about to celebrate 40 years of marriage. Solomon wrote, “Enjoy life with the woman whom you love all the days of your fleeting life which He has give to you under the sun; for this is your reward in life and in your toil in which you have labored under the sun.” (Ecclesiastes 9:9) Solomon concludes Ecclesiastes with this:
Hopefully though, every once-in-a-while, everyone can have an oportunity to realize easy, like Sunday morning
The late Michael Conrad, ‘Sgt. Esterhaus’ on Hill Street Blues with his famous admmonition to the cops from the ‘Hill’ precinct, “Let’s be careful out there!” He and most of the real-world cops and first responders who have been around the block more than once would agree Lionel Richie was using a metaphor which only exists in the minds of many. For the rest of us, first responders, cops, clergy, doctors, nurses etc. the idea of an ‘easy Sunday morning’ is laughable. Just when you think you are having one, BANG, the celing comes down with just one beep on the radio receiver.
I recall a frigid, sub-zero Sunday morning, our officers and an area SWAT team were surrounding a house where a male suspect has been shooting at anything he felt like for about three hours from inside his parents’ home. There were many reasons we wanted to get this settled as soon as possible. Daylight was coming, the neighborhood would soon be antsy about being evacuated, it was colder than an elf’s toes on Christmas Eve (you know those shoes they wear CAN’T keep your feet warm!), and most importantly to the cops with me from Rittmann PD, we had Cleveland Browns football tickets for us and our wives! Kickoff was at 1:00 and this was back in the old stadium when the Brownies had the ‘Cardiac Kids’ on the field!
No, there is seldom a ‘typical’ Sunday morning which fits the mental picture one gets listening to the Lionel Richie song.
Today, however, may be an exception. I am with my lovely wife and four of our grandchildren, ages 7,7, 5 and 10 months, at a campground in the middle of wooded hillsides. The sun is just coming over the rise of the hills to the East and the rays are making their way through the tree branches. The three older grandchildren have just come out with coloring pictures and donuts in hand, our plan is to do some fishing after breakfast. Yep, easy like Sunday mmorning.
Most Sunday mornings we enjoy being with fellow believers at our gathering of the church for worship, teaching and fellowship in preparation for service in the week ahead.Yes, there are many people who work diligently every Sunday to make certain things go off as they should. Hopefully though, every once-in-a-while, everyone can have an oportunity to realize easy, like Sunday morning.
The realtor said that within about another ten years or so, if we plant and do everything right, we may have our very own cactus, right in our own yard!
AUTHOR’s NOTE: Please, Please know that the following work is meant as a parody and in no way reflects at all what we think of the beautiful area and the town’s people. We hope you enjoy our humor given in love.
Just 65.9 miles, some folks calls it 70 miles but we’re not
here to split hairs… beginning on Wayne
Newton Blvd at the McCarren International Airport outside of Las Vegas get on I
25 heading west until you come to Nevada 160 following 160 to E. Simkins Road.
From there take scenic Panorama Road until you come to Morongo Drive… you can
almost smell the cowboy coffee cooking on the outside fire.
Karin and I
want you to know that just because we’ve owned this little piece of heaven for
about a dozen or so years, we aren’t even thinkin’ of selling it or being
uppity. We’re just the same ol’ folks you knew before anyone come to find out
we are real estate moguls, or mongrels… I forget the word.
We love it that our property is far enough outside of the hustle and busyness of downtown Pahrump. I mean, it’s a sin trap of biblical proportions. I put in a picture of the raucous main street… I fear a little our youngest, Daniel, being overcome by such a place. Here’s that picture of downtown, make sure no little ones, or anyone under thirty-five be nearby when you gander at it and make sure you don’t gander too long either. I worried sick about puttin’ this in but you gots to know it’s there and not be shocked when you drive through. We put curtains on the back windows of our sedan and made the kids lay down on the back seat and put their heads under a pillow the first time we drove through. Momma Karin, she sat with her hands over her eyes and just kept singing, “In the Sweet” til we got through.
I apologize for anyone who got heart sick lookin’ at all
that. But, like I said we are out away from things. You turn onto Morongo Drive
and the world becomes your own again.
There is a sign for a good future
for our new part-time home and even employment for the children! We can’t
believe how blessed we are. Just 7.2 miles from our front door (when we have
one) is a Walmart Supercenter! I’m not kidding! It’s amazing but there’s even more!
We got to lookin’ on line and check this out. Just right at
the Walmart Super Center, (that’s right, it ain’t just a Walmart, it’s a Super
Center!), there is an Auto Zone and an AMMO
I got so excited when I first saw that, then Karin handed me
my glasses and I saw it said Ammo Warehouse – whew! It wasn’t what I first
thought but, heck, a warehouse is good too!
And, I know that some of you were worried when you heard we
had this other place, you know that we might be come what they call sun birds
and every year spend our summers in Pahrump, but I really think we’d miss the
summer in Ohio with mosquitoes and 100 percent humidity. But it will be nice change. You don’t have to
worry about any health things either because check this out…
That’s right… you guessed it! Right there by the Walmart
SUPER Center, just over 7 miles from our kitchen and bathroom, (once we have
those) is our very own The Pahrump Valley Fire and Rescue!
They’ve added a Subway, not the kind you travel in of course, and an eye doctor who came there. He has kind of a funny way of looking at you, a lazy eye I think he said; but, he seems like a good ol’ boy. I asked him why his doctor friends didn’t help him fix his eyes too; but, he didn’t seem to know what I meant. I guess eye doctors don’t take care of one another like the proctologists we know back home do.
So, I’ve kept you in suspense long enough. I want to show you
our ‘little piece of heaven’ just remember, it’s a work in progress. We’ve only
had it about a dozen years or so, maybe longer, I think maybe we got her in 03,
but it’s slow getting help and doing things on your own to get the house and
property up and ready for visitors. Just
Here’s a map to the house
from the airport, again, so you be sure not to miss our place when you come to
visit. That’s another thing, I’ve always
disliked those cookie-cutter house developments where you can’t tell one
neighbor’s place from another. Boy, on our street, everyone’s own personality
shows through on the way they’ve done there’s. You can see in the picture of
our place, just how the ones right around us are so unique.
So, without any further waitin’ here is our place, you’ll
need to either turn the page sideways or tilt your head because I wanted you to
see our neighbors, so I made the picture of the whole neighborhood right by us.
Wow! I get chills every time I look at it! I’ve
never been so thrilled. The scenery alone is worth everything! The realtor said
that within about another ten years or so, if we plant and do everything right,
we may have our very own cactus, right in our own yard! Don’t you wait too long
to come and see us, Okay?! We’ll keep a light burning in the windo for you, as
soon as we have a window!
a little bit of time for some introspection and a chance to talk with God about life, love and the meaning of the universe
A walk along a mountain ridge outside of Keezletown, Virginia on an early morning recently allowed me a little bit of time for some introspection and a chance to talk with God about life, love and the meaning of the universe.
As I looked across at the hills in the distance and then glanced down the path in front of me, I was struck by how barren it looked. The brown and dead look of winter seemed to hang over the path like a dreary curtain pulled over the sunshine of the blue morning sky. There was no sign of green life anywhere… or so it seemed.
It seemed odd, it was late March and April was only a few days away, where was any sign of spring? I had to stop on the path, quit my focus on just moving forward and standstill to look more closely. Every brown twig that looked so bleak in passing actually held a small bud of a new leaf about to sprout. Within the next two weeks, this same path will be bursting forth in green and already some signs of pink on the cheery blossom trees were there for those who stoppped long enough to see them.
Life is like the path I was on… there are times our path seems so bleak, so dreary and there are no signs of new life. Down right depressing! But then we stop and we look a little more closely and sure enough, there are signs God is turning the world a little at a time and the change of seasons is still happening even when we fail to see it. I was blessed God allowed me a minute to stop on the path and notice the hope of spring. Maybe, I’ll be a little quicker to stop more often and take in a fesh breath of springtime to push away some of the dark winter has left behind.
WOW, I think to myself… Hotel security at my door, at midnight… I have my own wife with me… What could it possibly be?
IT IS JUST ABOUT MIDNIGHT. Our hotel room is dark and quiet (with perhaps the intermittent gentle snoring for which I am famous.) Karin and I are in Columbus for a couple of days and I jokingly mentioned to her that our room is ‘murder central’ – a pun related to a television reference to rooms at the end of the hall by the stairwell. On this occasion, we are both sound asleep when a seriously loud and the prolonged BANG BANG BANG of a fist on our door. As always, our door is double locked, an alarm wedged between the door and the floor and my Colt .45 at my side.
AGAIN, BANG, BANG, BANG. I call out who is
it? A deep voice responds, SECURITY! It was a business-like tone that told me
this has nothing to do with our neighbors complaining about the
I make my way to the door and removing the alarm wedge, I look through the peep-hold and see a very large person in a security uniform standing there and not looking very happy.
WOW, I think to myself… Hotel security at
my door, at midnight… I have my own wife with me… What could it possibly be?
I get horrific thoughts of bad news from home… Karin speculates that
something happened to our truck. Nothing prepared me for what I would see when
I opened the door.
I open the door to find this very
professional looking security person looking less than pleased at me and at his
feet stands the cutest little four-year-old girl in pajamas, wrapped in a blanket looking
scared to death.
at me I suppose, because he thinks I am the negligent father or grandfather who
has allowed this child to go strolling the hotel at night, the guard demands, “DO
YOU KNOW HER?”
“No, Sir” I replied.
His expression changed and with compassion he looks at the girl and asks, “Tell
me what you think your room number is again?”
The guard apologizes
for bothering us and I volunteer to help him find her parents if he needs
assistance. He said he would handle it, “But thanks” he said.
I went back to bed with a prayer for that
little girl to find her parents and thanking God for a security guard who really