You will note in the picture above, one is in a lap and the other is cornered---
While there we took the two for a walk and sandwich at one of my favorite local eatery's-Counter Culture. A former gas station turned pawn shop turned restaurant---which serves delicious fare.
As we strolled back to our Air B&B, we made a slight detour by this little delight-
Heavenly cup cakes at Social Bites! Walking out the door with The Little Man on my back and the little lady in the stroller, I think I hear my name, but am not sure since I have the constant 3 year old chatter in my ear. As I continue down the sidewalk, someone gets out of their car and approaches. What a treat to be stopped and greeted with a sweet hug by Rachel--who I literally watched grow up. There she is now with her own car load of growing up children. It made my day to have her call me out and take the time to greet me. That does not happen in the Big City.
Most of us have had the feeling of being invisible in our life.
That sublime detachment when walking in a room filled with strangers--all engaged in conversation with others---and then there is you. When living here in metropolitan world, I feel invisible a great deal. There are several million people here in the metropolis---so running in to someone you know while out and about is rare-at best.
I have greatly missed being a known face in the crowd---and have come to realize most people care deeply for you--or they would not bother to give you a second glance. That recognition serves to bolster our self image and enhance our sense of self. Someone knows me--and cares enough to stop me with a warm greeting---what a blessing!
Others before me have been exiled into Egypt, wandered in the strange desert, moved to their mother in law's home country---and what did they learn by being invisible in this strange place? There is One who is constantly--faithfully--eternally with us---never leaves us--nor forsakes us. He is omnipresent no matter where we are---in the small town surrounded by friends or a stranger in a foreign land---HE IS WITH US!
"Can a man hide himself in hiding places So I do not see him?" declares the LORD "Do I not fill the heavens and the earth?" declares the LORD