Today is Monday, September 23rd, 2019; Karen's Korner #4121

On Saturday morning, a friend and I went to Beaverdale in Des Moines to watch its fall festival parade. Noah, our youngest grandson, was walking in it with his Heartland Youth Choir. We watched a nearly two-hour parade to see him walk by us with his friends. One smile and a wave and he moved on down the street.

So why were we there? Love. Care. Letting him know that he matters to us.

That is what God and His 'people' do for us!

Hebrews 12, verse 1 says, "Since we have such a large crowd of men of faith watching us from the grandstands.." The Bible commentary says in part:  "The 'huge crowd' is composed of the people described in the previous chapter (all kinds of people we read about in the Bible). Their faithfulness is a constant encouragement to us.We do not struggle alone and we are not the first to struggle with problems in our lives. Others have run the race and won and their witness stirs us to run and win also. What an inspiring heritage we have!"

So today is a good day to 'walk down the street' in the 'parade of life'. Ready! Set! Go! Know that you and I are loved and cared for. Matter to others! 

Don't forget to smile and wave. Like Noah! The 'crowd' is watching!