Sunday, January 30, 2011

ain't...

He was just a little boy, on a week's first day, wandering home from Bible school, and dawdling on the way.

He scuffed his shoes into the grass, and he found a caterpillar. He found a fluffy milkweed pod, and blew out all the filler.

A bird's nest in a tree overhead, so wisely placed up so high.. was just another wonder, that caught his eager eye.

A neighbor watched his zigzag course, and hailed him from the lawn, asked him where he'd been that day, and what was going on.

'I've been to Bible School,' he said, and turned a piece of sod. He picked up a wiggly worm replying, 'I've learned a lot about God.'

''M'm, very fine way,' the neighbor said, 'for a boy to spend his time. If you'll tell me where God is, I'll give you a brand new dime.'

Quick as a flash the answer came!... nor were his accents faint. 'I'll give you a dollar, Mister, if you can tell me where God ain't.'



(author unknown)

22 comments:

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

Awesome!!! I am so glad He is everywhere!!

Marsha Young said...

Sonja - I agree. I am so glad there is nowhere He isn't, or as David said, whether we ascend into the heavens or descend in the other direction, He can find us and He is there!
God bless you - Marsha

Farm Girl said...

That is so sweet. I like that.

Rita said...

Awsome! That was one smart boy! I'm so glad that He is everywhere. Love this post!

myletterstoemily said...

adorable and so true! it's one of my favorite
things to say to agnostics. "how can you ask
me to prove there is a God, when His very
creation has made Him plain as day!"

"for since the creation of the world GOd's invisible
qualities-His eternal power and divine nature-
have been CLEARLY seen, being understood from
what has been made, so that men are without
excuse." romans 1:20

Sassy Granny ... said...

Indeed, the heaven's declare His glory!

Such a sweet sentiment; and I love the little guy in the photo.

Maybe our world leaders should put some children on their staffs and then solicit their advice?

Hugs,
Kathleen

Deborah Ann said...

Ahh...love this! And you found the perfect picture to go with it. Thanks for warming my heart this morning!

Felisol said...

Perfect oneliners, just the way your father would have loved them.
Reminds me of my favorite Psalm 139:7 Whither shall I go from Thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from Thy presence?

I don't want to flee, I want to be near.

Sandy said...

Wonderfully true! I love this and the
photo--perfect. He is everywhere! All
we have to do is open our eyes and see!

BARBIE said...

I am so thankful that God comes with me everywhere I go!

Just Be Real said...

Sonja thank you for sharing. I need to be reminded especially at this time that He is everywhere.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

TEEEEHEEEE! Oh, leave it to a child to tell the truth! I LOVE IT and Sonja dearest, thank you for visiting me; it is always WONDERFUL TO SEE YOUR GORGEOUS SMILE! Ahhhh....another day in the cold, but we are trudging through with a DANCE STEP in the snow.....with our snow boots instead of ballet slippers!

Have a blessed day dearest, Anita

deodate said...

Wow Sonja...and you wonder why Jesus felt the way he did about children!
Andie

Sharon Kirby said...

Oh this made me smile!!

Childlike faith - I just love it! And the picture you shared to go with this post was adorable!

GOD BLESS!

Saleslady371 said...

Well there you go...wonderful comeback!
Hugs,
Mary

Miss Debbie said...

So cute and..... wonderful that he knew the truth!

Jackie said...

I love this Sonja! Oh how precious is childlike faith!!

Hope you're having a blessed day!

Hugs!
Jackie

myletterstoemily said...

hey sonja!
we have power up here, if you want to bunk in
with us!

Michele Katherine said...

Hi Sonja,

Reading this was so special, because it reminded me that at this "very moment" while I'm blogging, the Lord is watching me, thinking about me, teaching me and loving me.

I'm smiling from the inside out :o)
Thanks for a great post.

God bless you,
Michele

Debbie said...

I am catching up and saw that I missed this post somehow...soo glad I came by. This was darling and soo made me smile. Great way to start the day. Have a wonderful one! HUGS

lioneagle said...

Hi -

I absolutely adored his statement to the man.
Wonderful....

GOD is so able!

Thank you for sharing this...

BonjourRomance said...

Out of the mouth of children...they just accept the reality of God by faith!