Stories All Around Us
My husband and I went to dinner Sunday. We enjoyed a lovely meal and headed out into the mild evening to make our way back to our car.
I think I’ve mentioned that I can’t resist a dog.
Well, there was a girl sitting on the sidewalk with a puppy dancing around her. I handed the takeout box to my husband and crouched down to say hello.
Oh my. Four months old and all feet. His name was Bemis.
I petted and played with the puppy and chatted with his person. She looked like she was late teens or maybe twenty. Neat and tidy if a little offbeat. She had some small sketches set out beside her with a sign that said, “Buy My Art.”
She said she travels from city to city, hopping trains and hitchhiking. I told her to be careful and she assured me she’s very careful. I bought a piece of art (a pencil sketch of a dragon–quite good!) and told her I’d be praying for her.
I don’t know her story. I don’t know her history or her dreams. But she touched my heart. Her and that adorable puppy.
But I know God loves her just like he loves me. And he loves you. He has a plan for her–and I hope she learns what it is.
So today, I’m asking you to join me in praying for Summer and Bemis. Pray for a girl with a backpack, a puppy, and a knack for drawing pictures. Pray that she’s safe and that she finds whatever it is she’s looking for.
She has a story and I pray that she lets God direct each chapter.