Sunday, November 13, 2005

Searching for something / Site update

I got a quarter back in some change and it was one of those special millennium quarters the Canadian Mint issued during the year 2000. I collect those (still missing a few) and so I was searching my room for this little box that I kept the others in.

I knew where I kept the box, but it wasn’t there. And so I thought to myself, “I usually keep this box there, but since it’s gone, I must have moved it to a safer place.” So I started to search in a different part of my room and I still couldn’t find it (although I did get to go through some old “Tim-Nostalgia”). Then I sort of started to worry, because there’s a few bucks worth of quarters in that little box! And I wondered, “Why did I hide this from myself? Why did I pick such a good safe place, that it’s even safe from me?”

Minutes passed and I began to search the same place where I started in the beginning. And then I found it. It was barely hiding behind another object. It was actually pretty visible the entire time, if I had just looked carefully. But, turns out I already had the quarter, so woohoo, gained 25¢ in spending money.

Funny, how we can relate to dumb events in our lives like this. Sometimes we find it later, when we don’t need it (probably one of the most frustrating, like finding the flashlight on a sunny day instead of when the power was out). Sometimes we aren’t as fortunate and never find it. Sometimes we just plain forget about it forever. And then, sometimes we find it. Here’s something to think about:

"Or imagine a woman who has ten coins and loses one. Won't she light a lamp and scour the house, looking in every nook and cranny until she finds it? And when she finds it you can be sure she'll call her friends and neighbors: "Celebrate with me! I found my lost coin!' Count on it--that's the kind of party God's angels throw every time one lost soul turns to God." Luke 15:8-10 (The Message)
Jesus Christ came to this earth “…to seek and to save what was lost." Luke 19:10 (NIV). And when He finds the lost, there’s a party in Heaven. What a great anticipation! Something to hope for. How cool is that?

On a side note, I put some new junk up as well as three new Spider-Man poses a few days ago.

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