This is what we do for the joy of the King,
For His peaceable Kingdom,
For a world in despair.
And this is why we bring any hope we can give,
Any bread from the table,
Any touch of His hand.
This is what we do.
This is where we go.
This is why we sing.
This is how we live.
This is who we are.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Five Seagulls On A Sunday Morning

This morning as I was making my way from the remote parking lot (where church staff parks), I noticed a group of five seagulls flying in a graceful point formation overhead.  They were winging their way over toward Huntington Beach High School.

I couldn't help asking myself:  Why these five particular birds?  Out of all the seagulls that hang at the beach or Bolsa Chica, why this very specific quintet?  Were they . . . gullfriends?  (Sorry!)  Had they maybe decided yesterday afternoon to meet at Dukes by the pier at 6:30 this morning?  Were they part of some feathered workout group?  Had they recently hatched some gull chicks, and were attempting to work off the excess poundage?

Seriously, the idea of possible friendship among the gulls fascinated me.  Maybe I'm just sensitive to the significance of friendship now in light of Lexi & Haley's recent plight.  I can't tell you how many folks have said to me,  "If there's anything we can do to help . . ."  Kristi has commented in her blogs about the overwhelming support and encouragement their friends have been through all of this.  It's been amazing.

All that to say . . . Thanks to all of you for being there for our entire family.  Your friendship and encouragement have helped all of us--especially Curtis and Kristi--get through a rough week.  It's great to know there are folks who love us and help us "soar" above the tough times.

God bless you all!

1 comment:

Stacey said...

Funny you should mention the gulls. I've been noticing them a lot this past week. Saturday, on the corner of Goldenwest and Warner, I saw the biggest flock of seagulls I've ever seen. Hundreds and hundreds just circling over head. It looked like a scene from the movie "The Birds". I wondered what the cars below must of been enduring in the parking lot of Home Depot! Also, yes, friends are amazing. They always come through when you need them. Glad to count Lyn and you as our friends! Love you, Stacey