He raced toward me, face beaming red with a web pattern painted like Spiderman's. He held up his three tickets and then shoved them into his pants pocket and exclaimed that he was saving all of them for cotton candy. I laughed and reminded him the other two were for a drink and real food as he dashed off with his friend, Mark. He and the rest of the kids in our church, and the whole neighbourhood, have been waiting for this evening when our church throws the biggest outreach festival in the area. It's all for our community and we hope our message is clear that all are welcome to join the fun and the "family", if they need one.
And as a few more balloons floated from another chubby fist, and the cotton candy machine worked overtime, and the outdoor Veggie-Tales movie drew families and lawn chairs, we praised the Lord for the over two thousand people who joined us in celebration of summer's end. We are grateful for the opportunity to share the love of our generous God!