In August of 2012, the excitement built in my town. There had been rumors for weeks. People talked. People speculated. People dreamed. As it got closer, we noticed crews coming and sprucing up our already beautiful downtown square
The day of August 16, the rumors were known to be true. These things usually don't excite me, but now that I have a camera, I saw this as a photo opportunity. I kidnapped my next door neighbor the minute she drove in from work and we took off for downtown. She didn't even have time to change her shoes, she grabbed the tennies and flew into my car. I knew she would be hungry after working all day, so I had a small container of mixed fruit for her to eat as we drove down the back winding roads.
I didn't want my captive to be hungry!
We entered our downtown and was disappointed not to see what I had wanted. So we decided to just start walking and ran into some pretty interesting characters.
This is Grizzly
and this is Charlie
They are just pretty cool dudes. This is how they get around town
If that's not cool, I don't know what is.
Our town was SO excited for this big entrance that it was shouting from the marquees and all shop windows
This is the kidnapped neighbor. She doesn't look too upset.
Then we spotted our favorite ice cream man, Mr. Chaney. Such a nice guy and makes WONDERFUL ice cream in SO many flavors. There's even one called the Purple Cow
We were about ready to go home when he heard the helicopters flying overhead and then we heard the policemen saying, they're about here. We decided to stay. And then we heard the sirens, and here it came around the corner
I think she got over being kidnapped!
That's the best neighbor a girl could ever have :)
As I said, I don't ususally run to these kind of things, but being a camera girl, I thought this would be a fun thing to go chase, and it was.
As I was laying in bed this night, I pondered about another grand entrance, one that hasn't happened yet.
This one is rumored about all the time and has been for years and this one I know for certain to be true. But the coming of this one, no one has a date for. It will come unexpected. Will it be grand? There won't be a police escort or sirens, but the bible says a trumpet will sound. There might be singing in the clouds. . .or the entrance could come quietly after the trumpet. Matthew tells us "The Son of Man will come in His Fathers glory." That will make it more glorious and more exciting than any other entrance because of who will be entering. I'll be ready if I'm still here with arms opened wide . .will you?
Then will appear in heaven the sign of the Son of Man, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. And he will send out his angels with a loud trumpet call, and they will gather his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.
He who testifies to these things says, "Surely I am coming soon," Amen. Come, Lord Jesus!
The grace of the Lord Jesus be with all.