Have you ever run across something that transported you back to childhood? You know, those carefree days of play and pretend.
That happened to me last week. While driving along the river on a late winter day, I came across this amazing tree.
At first, it looked like a big canoe. When I got closer, it looked like a natural bridge. However, the nearer I came, I could see that it is merely a fallen tree caught in the arms of all its buddies around it. Looks pretty cool, eh?
It fired my imagination.
Pirates could drop off the end. Or remember the good guy/bad guy westerns? Can’t you just see the lawman waiting on the treetop for the rustlers to drive their stolen horses or cattle, so he can jump on them, beat up the bad guys and save the herd?
Or how about doing hand-over-hand inching along the log? With both legs hanging over each side. How long would it take you to go both directions?
What a blast!
Reflecting Father God
We do grow up, however. The childhood fantasies and escapades get left behind as we grow up and inward.
Still, must we leave everything behind?
Our Father has given us imaginations to continue to design, invent, build and construct as we grow up and older. We can get better. He planted strengths and talents to reflect the glory He originally put in us.
Childhood is only the beginning. Retaining the dreams to create something beautiful and lasting reflects the Father God who fashioned us with such loving care and precision. Each one.
In the end, reflecting our Father God is the goal. Let’s not forget to play.