Have you ever surprised someone at the airport? Next to going to the mall on Christmas Eve, the greatest place to people-watch is at an airport. From tearful reunions with screaming children, to loneliness, to romantic embraces - spend an hour in an airport and you will experience the full scope of human emotions.
This past weekend, my wife, daughter, and I surprised my parents at BWI. They were returning from a long week spent in Atlanta and Birmingham for conferences, meetings, and a wide range of family issues. They were beat. Defeated. Exhausted. So we decided to give them something to smile about while they waited for their luggage.
Never underestimate the healing power of a granddaughter! Baby-kisses make the endless wait at the luggage carousel seem like no time at all. But why do people wait at airports? Why not meet at home, with a meal on the table?
I've been thinking about that, and I think there is something sewn in to the human condition by the Creator about anticipating arrival at our destination. We fear our flight towards eternity - and hope that Jesus and loved ones are waiting for us when we arrive. So when you end a journey (big and small) in this life, we hope to find someone waiting for us (even if just subconsciously).
My goal? Be someone who welcomes everyone at the end of life's journeys.
And now ...
102.5 Shore Things
Getting to know the Eastern Shore
#30. Hot homemade donuts from DeVages. (early in the morning when they’re still hot!)
There are few cravings more dangerous to my waistline than when the image of a donut takes root. It's fried bread with sugar! Come on! That's just unfair! While I haven't yet been treated to DeVages, I just know that one of my awesome co-workers will bring some in for me ... right guys?
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ARTIST OF THE DAY:
This band of brothers from the Samoan Islands have been touring and recording for the past 15 years! Their latest project “Still”, is the first release off of their own Record label, Destiny Productions.
The group is made up of 5 brothers (out of a dozen siblings) who seek to share the Gospel through music and ministry all over the world. They watched their dad battle alcoholism, lost their mother to cancer, and experienced devastation when a tsunami hit Samoa. But through all their trials, they have witnessed the healing power of Jesus Christ!
The band started their own missions project to reach the islands of American Samoa. They use music and other tools to reach the many low income areas of their home. You can check out their missions work here: http://www.katinamissions.org/
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