As evening arrives, excitement brews. Night's awaited darkness brings promise of unusual fun times~
Long twigs holding sticky sweetness are thrust into the dancing flames of the campfire. The ancient brownie tradition, s'mores, is enjoyed by another generation. How fun to watch the young eyes sparkling in anticipation of the gooey dessert, as the thrill of fire in the darkness, and challenge of keeping their treat from turning into a blackened mess excites their young hearts.
As the excitement gradually dies down, the atmosphere around the campfire turns mellow. There is a special kind of rest that settles into hearts in the quietness of the night as the crackles of the flames consume the remaining wood. God’s Presence can be felt in the silent satisfaction of love that’s been shared. It’s a beautiful finish for a lovely day spent with family.
These are special times that will long remain in the photo album of the minds of kids and adults alike, and the memories will be accompanied by the wonderful emotions of the enjoyment of laughter, smokey fun, and love shared times.
(Photo taken by Jeanne Takenaka)
Father God, it’s the same with You and spending time in Your presence. The gentle quietness and peace of being with You is like no other. It’s feeling Your protection like an ever present shield; it’s watching my spirit spread out and soak in Your love; it’s knowing rest like no other.