Lookie what I found lurking in my closet. Admittedly, it’s been some time since I strayed past the few ‘old faithful friends’ in my collection. But this morning I made a discovery of sorts. Two of the same.
Both are from the Save the Children sold originally to raise funds for their charity that helps children and families around the world. The ties are designed with pictures drawn and colored by actual children they help. These two of the same were graced with an illustration called “Peace on Earth” by ten year old Risa. It reminds me of a Sunday school song I used to sing with the kids…
Red and yellow, black and white
They’re all precious in His sight.
You know the rest…
“Happy is he who takes their children and dashes them against the rocks”-ps137:9
Nah… probably didn’t make it into the songbook.
The tie however has a nice bright rainbow with a yellow smiling sun overhead, shining down on a line of children from different countries and colors holding hands and representing the future promise of a united and cooperative humanity.
“… and a little child shall lead them”-Isa11:6
With all the division, and hatred going on in the world and even in my own country for religion and politics sake, we can only hope to listen to the Hope of little children for a united and peaceful humanity. Here’s to Hope today. As I will pass on to one of my coworkers my second tie this morning, let’s all learn from the children to Give Hope and Bridge Divides and find a way to Live Together in Peace and Security. Give it away today.