chang|e one's mind

i wrote a song… in my mind

are you my mother?

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i remember reading this book when i was a child.  it was one of the first books i ever read.  it was written by PD Eastman.  the story follows a young bird whose mother flew away to get food for its baby before the egg is hatched.  the child sees that it is mother-less and proceeds to ask different animals/objects if they are, in fact, its mother.  after a grueling day of asking this one question to all these things, the young bird goes back home to find its mother waiting.  the baby bird is then so overjoyed that it found its mother and instantly recognizes the mother as its mother.  good story right?  i mean, besides the frustration of watching this noob bird asking a jet plane if it is its mother.

i was watching one of the children from my church the other day.  i saw as he was running around while people were praying in a huddled group (yes, my eyes were open).  and despite having her eyes closed and people being all around her, the child was able to run up to his mother, in complete assurance that the woman was, in fact, his mother, and lean on her legs in refuge.

i was dumbfounded.  the kid couldn’t have possibly seen his mom’s face.  and in the bowed-down-praying position, even i have a hard time distinguishing one person from another.  and yet this kid ran up to his mom without having seen where she located herself in the huddle.  i thought, huh…  i guess kids spend most of their early years seeking after their parents so much so that their parents’ presence is so familiar to them that they can pick them out instantly in a crowd to seek refuge in their vicinity.

so i had to take it further.  isn’t that how we’re supposed to be as God’s kids?  seeking after Him so much and being so familiar with Him that we can discern God from all the other things that distract us from Him?  hmmm…

(to those who noticed the gender inclusive/exclusiveness, yes i know i switched it at the end.  don’t hate)


Written by enoch

March 1, 2010 at 7:53 pm

Posted in from my mind

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  1. it was one of the first books you read and you still remember it? are you lying to me that you have a bad memory so that you can slip out on “uh-oh” situations?
    other than that, it was a sweet entry 🙂 ymms


    March 1, 2010 at 8:24 pm

  2. ^__^


    March 2, 2010 at 8:30 pm

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