Last night I got to go to a play with my aunt, Summer Magic, originally a Disney movie, recently adapted to stage. It was so lovely, and the best part was that one of the two song writers for the original movie was there! He talked about getting started and meeting Walt Disney for the first time. He (Richard Sherman) and his brother Robert also wrote songs for Mary Poppins, the Jungle Book, Winnie the Pooh, and he even recently wrote a song for Iron Man 2! And he SIGNED my PROGRAM! Having cut my teeth on some of those classics, I felt a bit like swooning as I told this distinguished man who had the grace to come all the way to Tennessee to see his movie adapted to a play, how much his stories of being young and insignificant inspired me of what can be accomplished! Look at him now!
And now as I sit at my computer, after midnight, still wired from the whole experience of getting dressed up to go out to a play, which was indeed magical with beautiful sets, costumes and wonderful singing, not to mention getting to meet someone who, though I didn’t know it (since I don’t know my Disney composers) is kind of a hero of mine, I can’t help but realize that it all comes from God.
I recently read the observation that God gives good gifts. He wants to bring us more that just the necessities. He wants joy!
Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. James 1:16-18
What good gifts has God given you? What does it mean to you that God doesn’t change like shifting shadows?
Have a happy Sunday, and spend a few minutes reflecting on this verse, like I have been tonight!