Indulging a Life-long Dream
I have a friend who, throughout his childhood looked wistfully at the gingerbread houses that many families made at Christmas time. He wished silently for one, but his family never chose to make that part of their holiday celebrations. After he became an adult, they still caught his attention every year, and he wondered what it would be like to build one of his own. But he kept letting time go by without acting on the dream. Finally, at the age of 52, he took the plunge, bought himself a complete kit, as well as an extra kit for gingerbread people and trees, and built himself a gingerbread house. He added a couple of trees and a gingerbread couple to inhabit his gingerbread home. I took pictures of it in order to preserve the long-awaited event for posterity.
Then we ATE it!
So what are photos of a gingerbread house doing on a “Hangin’ Out With God” site — other than showing off? Nothing except serving to remind us that God loves a child-like heart. Jesus said whoever wanted to receive the Kingdom of God would do so, not by having a sophisticated mind that could reason everything out, but by becoming like a little child.