I was reading a book called the Transforming Journey and having coffee at the pool lobby, late this afternoon after swimming.
I saw a little girl, she was so sweet and smiled at me and I asked her if she likes to draw. She said yes. I invited her to pick a postcard she likes from my `collection` ( I always carry around a selection of the Postcards you see here on this blog to give to people when the chance arises), and she picked one of the recent ones, the one in a post a few posts down with the SHALOM and the girl with the blue hydrangea ball and the scripture from Jeremiah 31.
I asked if she wanted to draw something on the other side of the postcard. Her mom came near us and encouraged her. I gave the little girl a pen. The little girl was so shy at first. She could speak a few words of English, which surprised me as she is only 5, it was so cute how she said `Hi`.
Soon she loosened up and wrote her name in Hiragana (Japanese alphabet), and drew a flower. She looked at my postcards for what to draw next, and she then kept adding to her drawing---she drew herself and she drew...me! ... and grapes! And Mt. Fuji! And three butterflies, a tree, the sun and a rainbow. We had a nice time together. Her mom too enjoyed it. She was so precious, her little hands holding my pen and when she drew herself she drew little lines on the hands, as she counted and drew in 5 fingers so carefully on each hand!! When she pretty much drew everywhere she could on the postcard, her mom told her to say `thank you`, and she did. I asked her and her mom if it would be ok if I read to them what the English words say, and they said ok. I read these words that I had written on the post card from Jeremiah 31:
"Yes, I have loved you with and everlasting Love.The little girl really seemed to be listening attentively. She knows the word LOVE, as it was written on her t-shirt, and she then held up the postcard and tried reading the words herself!!! It looked like she was really reading it, you know how a child sometimes does that and sort of imitates an adult reading but she couldn`t really read it... except she did read LOVE and then she really wanted to read `everlasting` and made sounds for the other words, as if she was reading, her little lips moving so delicately. Even though she is only 5 and hardly speaks English it was as if these words from God`s Word were really speaking to her!! And she was wanting to `speak ` them out loud.
Therefore, I have drawn you with lovingkindness. " --Jeremiah 31:2(3)
It was such a sweet moment with her.
I don`t have a photo, but if you can imagine, please do, can you see her, she is such a preciously drawn child of God! With her little black bangs and bob haircut and her hand holding the pen, as she sat kneeling at the low table and drawing all the things she knew how, and oh the grapes were sooooo sweet! I asked if she know what the `challah` shapes were, and she didn`t know, but then I told her its a kind of bread and they said it looks delicious!! Then they recognized the challah in another drawing, so it was fun too to see that they learned a little that there is such a thing as challah.
So I will just leave you with another drawing, my drawing of the grapes, the Big Grapes from the Land of Israel!! She looked and saw the grapes in this postcard, and then drew grapes on hers!! And funny, this drawing is from yesterday, before I met the girl. And I just realized is of a little girl sitting at the Banquet Table of God, and funny, how today I was sort of the `big person` at the table with the drawings spread out, ministering the Father`s love to her!! Thank you Father, wink wink to the Holy Spirit because He was making me laugh so much yesterday over the big grapes in my picture!! May laughter and joy be the key today. AHAVA, Love, Shayndel
He brought me to His banquet table,
His banner over me is Love.
--Song of Songs 2:4