A simple reminder, from a simple children's song...
"I'm glad for what I have, that's an easy way to start."
“It isn't Narnia, you know," sobbed Lucy. "It's you. We shan't meet you there. And how can we live, never meeting you?"
"But you shall meet me, dear one," said Aslan.
"Are—are you there too, Sir?" said Edmund.
"I am," said Aslan. "But there I have another name. You must learn to know me by that name. This was the very reason why you were brought to Narnia, that by knowing me here for a little, you may know me better there.”
These grow GINORMOUS in size.
“In friendship, we think we have chosen our peers. In reality a few years' difference in the dates of our births, a few more miles between certain houses, the choice of one university instead of another...the accident of a topic being raised or not raised at a first meeting--any of these chances might have kept us apart. But, for a Christian, there are, strictly speaking, no chances. A secret master of ceremonies has been at work. Christ, who said to the disciples, 'Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you,' can truly say to every group of Christian friends, 'Ye have not chosen one another but I have chosen you for one another.'― C.S. Lewis, The Four LovesAs we cleaned up our home in Lexington, making it ready for the new owners, I kept hoping our poppies would pop open. I just wanted to see them bloom before we left. And sure enough...our last couple of days there, they opened up to display their magnificent, trademark "poppy red" beauty.