Beautiful Fellow

Enveloped in the dark tones and indie tunes of my new office – Aroma Underground. Soothing and stimulating at once. Somehow the chatter isn’t distracting. Energizing instead. It generates a connectivity – though I don’t really know anyone else here. Funny thing, I’m friends with a few on Facebook and follow one on Twitter, but we don’t even exchange glances. Though that sounds weird in words, it feels just fine in real life.

I peck away, listening with headphones, reading, thinking, planning. Focused on my four-top world and keyboard. When I notice movement down by my feet. Nothing but a fleeting change in the light. When I notice it again, I glance under my elbow to find a most precious little fellow. He fit perfectly beneath my arm and made no noise in his approach.

Beautiful. Something about his undetected presence, his quiet and stillness warmed me. I leaned in to whisper, “Hello there.”

“Hi.” He whispered back – measuring in at about three feet.

It was only a few seconds before he was called back to the gaggle of men seated by the door. And I was reminded of Scripture from that morning – Luke 9:48 – Jesus says, “Whoever welcomes this little child in my name welcomes me; and whoever welcomes me welcomes the one who sent me. For he who is least among you all – he is the greatest.”

A sweet though momentary visit. A divine reminder. Of child-like faith, humility, and dependence.

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  1. Erika Chapman
    February 11, 2011 at 6:07 pm

    Yea!! so glad to see your blog pop up on my page:) Excited to read your heart again. Love you friend and thankful for your gift. Thanks for sharing it!

  2. Martha
    February 11, 2011 at 6:10 pm

    Heartwarming! Love those moments and so glad you described it so beautifully!

  3. Leslie White
    Leslie WhiteReply
    February 11, 2011 at 10:54 pm

    Oh Cookie!

    What an awesome way to describe that sweet precious exchange! Have had many of those quick eye contact one word exchanges over the years….just makes your heart smile, doesn’t it? Hope you are doing well!! Leslie

  4. Mary Nell
    Mary NellReply
    February 12, 2011 at 12:45 pm

    Glad to have you back…sweet story!

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