Right before we left for Florida, Zeke watched Peter Pan, and he became a huge fan! He started watching the movie over and over, and he rode the ride at least three times at the Magic Kingdom. The boy even renamed his sister "Wendy-bird"!
On our last morning at the park, the weather was pitiful... misty, overcast, and pretty dreary. We were hoping to see the "Dreams Come True" show in front of Cinderella's castle, but when showtime came, they made an announcement that the conditions weren't safe for the performers... I guess dancing on slick pavement in high heels or big Mickey shoes is a bad idea for anyone! Instead of the performance, there would be a meet-and-greet with the characters from the show. About this time, I saw Peter Pan and Wendy walking out from the castle. Zeke was standing right next to me. I said, "Zeke, look, it's Peter!" I scooped him up and we took off running. We were third in line. Turns out, Peter eats ice cream for breakfast. Let's just say, it was the highlight of a little boy's day.
Some people have no idea what they're missing. They can't imagine what life can be like if they have a relationship with Jesus. They can't see the potential. But we can. We see it. And we know just how great it can be for them, if we can just get them to meet Jesus. So that's our job: to see Jesus coming toward them, take them by the hand, and start running. To stay with them the whole way. Sometimes it's a long run. And they might even turn around-- and that's their choice. But we have to at least try to show them Jesus. Point Him out. Go with them, if that's what it takes. The experience will be one that we both remember forever.
And who knows... we might find out that Jesus likes ice cream for breakfast, too.