After a sincere hug and some reassurance, Everest was happily on his way again. But his inquiry had me thinking. I wish it were that easy. I wish if you wanted to grow a watermelon inside your tummy, all you had to do was swallow a seed! I love that kind of childlike faith. I love the feeling that anything is possible, no matter how absurd it sounds. When exactly did that kind of "belief" go away? For me, I think it happened somewhere between finding out about Santa Claus, and my first broken heart.
Yesterday, my son reminded me that anything is possible. I have a plaque in my room that became my mantra through a very difficult time in my life, "BELIEVE when it's beyond reason to believe."
And here are a couple of Bible verses I like to read regarding belief:
Mark 9:23 says, "Everything is possible for him who believes."
Matthew 21:22 says, "If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer."
My life has come full circle since that difficult time, and I have a great story to tell. I plan to do that here, but let's see, I have 360 days yet to go, and I must save some for later!
Thank you Everest for swallowing that seed, and for the reminder to BELIEVE!